The Old Oak
U25 & Students
Disabled or Unwaged
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Trevor Fox, Debbie Honeywood, Laura Lee Daly
Duration: 113 mins
"★★★★ – Ken Loach’s fierce final call for compassion and solidarity" – Guardian
Purported to be Ken Loach’s last film, The Old Oak is set in a former County Durham mining town, devastated by the loss of industry following the pit closure.
The local pub is one of the last remaining public spaces to meet, and landlord TJ Bannatyne fights tooth and nail to keep it open. The arrival of Syrian refugees in the town raises tensions, and the values that once held the community together take on a new life.
Following I, Daniel Blake and Sorry We Missed You, the esteemed socialist filmmaker has delivered another rallying call for solidarity.