“Ken Loach is back with a protest cry for common humanity” – Sight & Sound
First-Friday Free Large-Screen Film Series at the Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.
Friday, April 6, at 7 p.m.
I, DANIEL BLAKE
(2017. 100 min. Drama. Rated R for language. Directed by Ken Loach. Written by Paul Laverty.)
Doors open at 6:30p.m. for light refreshments. For directions and more information about the Peace Center of Delaware County visit www.delcopeacecenter.org
or call 484-574-1148.
The latest film from legendary British director Ken Loach, I, Daniel Blake is, true to form, a gripping, human tale, laced with humor. It tells the story of a 59-year-old woodworker (played by Dave Johns), who loses his job after having a heart attack. His name is Daniel Blake.
Despite being found unfit to work by his doctor, the government denies him benefits and tells him to find a job. Only Loach could tell it such a way to make you laugh — and cry.
This film is deadly serious in its point of view: the struggle of working people to survive. With Ken Loach’s insistence for showing the impact of public institutions upon people’s lives, we squirm with discomfort and uneasy chuckles.
I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity, peppered with humor and an unflinching message that social justice means putting human beings first.
Following the film people are invited to participate in a short time of discussion on the film’s subject.