I, Daniel Blake – FREE Community Screenings

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Posted on: 9 January
We are pleased to be able to support 3 community screenings of the critically acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake, directed by Ken Loach.
The distributors have released the film for community groups to screen before it is released on DVD later this year. The film, released in October 2016 has brought many of the difficulties facing many in the welfare system to the attentions of the widen public and has caused many to question the governments approach to reducing the welfare bill. It’s a powerful and emotional watch that will hopefully have the effect that Cathy Come Home had 50 year earlier.

I, Daniel Blake
Certificate 15 – Running time 100mins
Directed by Ken Loach, Screenplay by Paul Laverty

The film tells the story of Daniel Blake (59) a joiner for most of his life, who for the first time ever needs help from the state because of a serious heart condition.
He crosses paths with single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away.
Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern-day Britain.
You can read an interview with Ken Loach about the film here.

The Hub Lockleaze – Fri 13 Jan, 7pm Tickets

All Hallows Hall – Fri 20 Jan, 6.30pm Tickets

St Paul’s Learning Centre – Sunday 22 Jan, 1:30pm – Entrance will be permitted on a first come first served basis, we expect the screening to be busy so make sure you arrive in good time so not to be disappointed.

★★★★★ “a celebration of the decency and kinship of (extra)ordinary people.”
Mark Kermode – The Observer

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