Blewbury Film is pleased to announce I, Daniel Blake as our spring BlewTube screening for the 9th May.
I, Daniel Blake is Ken Loach’s latest Palme d’Or-winning film about the friendship between an out-of-work carpenter and a young single mother forced to navigate the vagaries of the British welfare system. The film is a protest cry for common humanity in the face of the welfare web and is sure to leave everyone moved.
Daniel, a 59 year widower, who should have been eligible for Employment and Support Allowance until the authorities shunted him onto Jobseeker’s Allowance, forms a friendship with mother-of-two Katie who has been re-housed hundreds of miles from family and friends after spending two years in a hostel. Daniel takes Katie under his wing and together they resolve to make the best of a bleak situation and do battle with the relentlessly complex, amazingly uncaring welfare system. This story packs a hefty punch both personally and politically!
With this film’s win, Ken Loach joins the ranks of only a few directors ever to have won the coveted Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival more than once. Together with his long time script writing partner Paul Laverty, they have created a gut-wrenching, funny and incredibly moving film.
“A quietly fearsome piece of drama.”
The Guardian “★★★★★” The Telegraph “★★★★”
I, Daniel Blake (15)
Directed by Ken Loach with Screen Play by Paul Laverty
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires
Please keep emailing us on BlewTube@Gmail.com to get more details, to let us know what you thought of our last show and with your film suggestions for future events.
|Location: The Melland Room
||Date: Wednesday, 9th May
||Doors Open: 7:30pm
|Price: £5 / head
||Tickets available at the Post Office from Saturday 31st March
Please note: Tickets will only be available on the door if any remain unsold at the Post Office – on the door sales cannot be guaranteed. Please make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. No refunds.
Licensed Bar and Ice Creams available (No BYO please)
So, if you are you interested in a local, fun, social film night, come along, try it out and give us your ideas. Like us on Facebook or email us and we’ll add you to our Mailing List and keep you informed of future events.
In association with the Blewbury Players. Profits to the Village Hall refurb.
Contact Paul Sanders or Peter Willison for more information and / or with your ideas: BlewTube@Gmail.com