Stoke Your Fires, the Stoke Film Festival, is back with a mini-festival over 23-26 March 2017 celebrating film in the city. We have two special film events featuring documentary screenings and discussions, along with other opportunities to get involved. At all the events we’ll be asking for your views on the future development of Stoke’s film festival and we plan to be back with a full Stoke Your Fires in 2018.
Chester P For Mayor: Screening of documentary about hip-hop activist Chester P and his attempts to tackle homelessness, and talk by local hip-hop activist Will JD Sayer.
Sat 25 March 7:00pm The YMCA Tickets £5.00/3/50 – book online here.
Out of the Ashes: Uplifting documentary about the Afghan cricket team and their journey to qualifying for the ICC World 2020 competition.
Sat 25 March Stoke Film Theatre £5.00/3/50/2/00 – book online here.
These two events are supported by funding from NWC Film Hub Propellor
Made In Stoke Film Evening
An evening of short film screenings and discussions with local film-makers and promoters. Featuring An Afternoon’s Work by Chinwag Films, Beige by Dan Weatherer, trailers and rushes for Doctor Carl, and more. Also find out how to Build Your Own Film Night with Flatpack Film Festival.
Monday 3 April London Road Ale House 7:30pm
Entry free – get to the Ale House by 7:30pm for a good seat.
Weds 22 March 7:45 Stoke Film Film Theatre
We are Not defeated: tribute to Brenda Procter
A showing of the documentary produced by Brenda and the North Staffs Miners’ Wives Action Group in 1994, plus updates to the 2015 events commemorating the end of the Miners’ Strike of 1984/1985. Includes an extract from the New Vic play Nice Girls about the NSMWAG and original 1984 strike footage in Stoke. Hosted by Ray Johnson featuring the Staffordshire Film Archive.