Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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Whiling away the time has disastrous consequences for two distracted women in this amusing comedy from Distaff Films
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Opening with a visual pun, this film shows two women passing the time by knitting, reading, having a cup of tea, smoking cigarettes and refreshing their make-up. A pack of cards is produced and the women start to play. Soon there's a sizable pot of money on the table, which the older woman takes but not without a fight erupting. A policeman enters the scene and hauls the women away. We see a sign for HM Prison Holloway where the women, now behind bars, have all the time in the world.
Established in 1959, the Woking Cine Club devised and produced a number of amateur fiction and non-fiction films from the 1960s to the 1990s. In 1984 the club changed its name to Woking Film Makers, with a mission to encourage film production as a hobby and to further the knowledge and skills of its members. Besides documentary films and instructional films, the group produced numerous fiction films, often with darkly comic themes.