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Friday Night Films

I, Daniel Blake

6.1.2017

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Dir. Ken Loach / Cert. 15 / 100mins

Friday 6 January 2017 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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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 a 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.

 

Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 2016.

January 2017

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