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I, DANIEL BLAKE (15) (Hard of Hearing)

 

Hard Of Hearing Showing

 

The triumphant winner of this year's Cannes Palme d'Or, Ken Loach's fierce, emphatic drama I, Daniel Blake is purportedly his last film. 
With a script by regular collaborator Paul Laverty, it follows fifty-something Newcastle carpenter Daniel (Dave Johns) who, after suffering health problems, seeks to claim benefits but is rejected by the welfare system. Labelled a scrounger when he’s anything but, Daniel befriends Katie (Hayley Squires), a single mother who’s also on the breadline. Almost painfully moving, it’s a stark reminder of injustice in contemporary Britain and a fitting end – if indeed it is – to Loach’s astounding career. 
Mon 5, Tue 6 & Wed 7 Dec, 7.30pm
Wed 7 Dec, 2pm (Hard of Hearing Screening)
Dir: Ken Loach | UK | 2016 | 100 mins