The Old Oak 15

Fri 29 Sep – Thu 19 Oct

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Director: Ken Loach

Cast: Trevor Fox, Debbie Honeywood, Laura Lee Daly

Year: 2023

Duration: 113 mins

Certificate: 15

"★★★★ – 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.