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North by North East

A selection of films venturing into the steel community in Newcastle and Consett, County Durham.

An intrepid visual delight spanning the River Tyne: The Building of the New Tyne Bridge (1928, extract) documents the perilous construction of the Tyne Bridge. Men of Consett (1959, 28min) is a wonderfully odd film directed by explorer, cameraman and food writer Tom Stobart, who ventures into the steel community in Consett, County Durham. Plus an item from Northern Newsreel No 7 (1987, dir Penny Woolcock, 10min) looking at the effects of unemployment in Consett since the closure of the steelworks. Woolcock revisits the town in When the Dog Bites (1988, 50min) and reveals some imaginative attempts to make a living there.

Archive curator, Jan Faull, will introduce the screening on 13 February. The screening on 18 February will be introduced by Archive curator, Catherine McGahan.

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Screenings of Hail, Caesar! in the Feb printed programme have been cancelled as the release date has been postponed. Check back soon for details of Mar/Apr screenings.

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