I, Daniel Blake (15)
Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest film from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping and moving story about the impact one man can make. Daniel Blake has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with Katie, a single mother, 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.
On the evening, we’ll also be holding a collection for Wrexham Food Bank so please bring cans and bottles of non-perishable food that we can donate to the Food Bank. The shopping list includes:
Tinned rice pudding
Tinned corned beef
Boxes of fruit juice
Friday, June 9th 2017
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm
Tickets are available from Baileys Deli in Llangollen, at our Facebook page and online very soon.
Upstairs@The Town Hall,
Llangollen Town Hall,
Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8NU
Director: Ken Loach
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
What they say….
“This powerful parable about the failings of the benefits system avoids irony and cynicism and treats its troubled characters with humour and humanity.” The Guardian
“What makes the pain of this film bearable is Daniel’s unquenchable decency, courage and perseverance.” The New York Times
“Loach makes his political points with brutal directness, but I, Daniel Blake comes at a particularly brutal time for the world, making it all the more important to see.” The Atlantic
“In a world that seems to be getting worse with every passing minute, I, Daniel Blake is a sobering but inspiring pleasure – easily one of the best films of the year.” New York Daily News