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I, Daniel Blake

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Showtimes:
Fri May 26 @ 7:00
Sat May 27 @ 1:20
Sun May 28 @ 1:20, 7:00*
Mon May 29 @ 4:00
Tue May 30 @ 7:00
Wed May 31 @ 4:00
*Sunday Perspectives Discussion

Drama
Runtime: 100 minutes
UK / France / Belgian
14A: coarse language, sexual situations
Directed by Ken Loach
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Rated 93% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!

* The Kingston Action Group for Basic Income Guarantee will have an information table in the lobby before & after each screening of I, Daniel Blake.

* Sunday Perspectives Discussion: the Sunday May 28 @ 7pm screening of I, Daniel Blake will be part of the monthly Sunday Perspectives film discussion series; everyone is invited to stick around in the cinema after the screening to discuss the film.

Synopsis: 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.

“I, Daniel Blake” is a powerful return to form for Mr. Loach, the much-honored left-wing British filmmaker who is now 80 and is still in full command as a filmmaker and a social critic. -New York Times

This new Ken Loach landmark sums up everything that has kept his muckraking motor running for decades. An old-school social realist, the 80-year-old filmmaker again speaks up for the exploited lower classes. -Rolling Stone