The North East Film Archive is one of a network of regional film archives established to collect, preserve and show film made in, or about the North East of England. Our collections are non-fiction, and date from the early 1900s to the present day, providing a rich record of life in the region over the 20th century. Many of our films are available to watch, free of charge, on our website.
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Gender relations take a turn for the worse on a country road in the North East.
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A battle of the sexes plays out on a country road in this sixties amateur comedy drama. Two resilient female protagonists resort to self-help to mend a puncture when their would-be rescuers prefer to hedge their bets.
The car breakdown is a persistent trope in amateur story film production, concisely used in this production directed by Keith Venn, a member of the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association and the IAC (Institute of Amateur Cinematographers), who was awarded a Master Movie Maker Fellowship (FACI) in the 1970s. He worked for most of his life at a well-known former photographic store called Bonsers, based in Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne.