"Amateurs in cinematography, members of the Manchester Film Society, which was formed last year by Mr Peter Le Neve Foster, one of the founders of Cambridge Cinema Club, have almost completed its second film, “The Black Bear”, based on the story “The Fool of Chester”. Mr Foster directed the film and Miss. R. Tongue manipulated the camera. The length of the film is about 1,000 feet, and it will be presented in about one month’s time. The promoters of this enterprise are hopeful of being able to secure sufficient local bookings to cover the major part of the outlay. With the exception of making prints, the whole work of production has been undertaken by the Society, which hopes someday to be able to purchase the necessary apparatus enabling them to do even this work themselves. Nearly all the scenes were “shot” in Cheshire" (Anon 1928, 47).
Anon. “News from the Territories.” The Bioscope. August 29, 1928.
Screening at William Rhodes Modern School, Chesterfield, UK, late-1932
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