Thursday 13 September, 7.30PM
Reading Film Theatre
Responding to the recent BFI season on Working Class Culture, the festival is proud to partner with Reading Film Theatre to present British veteran director Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake. The film tells the story of a 59-year-old widowed carpenter (Dave Johns) who must rely on welfare after a recent heart attack leaves him unable to work. Despite his doctor's diagnosis, British authorities deny Blake's benefits and tell him to return to his job. As Daniel navigates his way through an agonizing appeal process, he begins to develop a strong bond with a destitute, single mother (Hayley Squires) who's struggling to take care of her two children.
We are very pleased to confirm that Matt Rodda, our local MP, has agreed to come and take part in a Q&A session after the screening of I, Daniel Blake. In the event of him being called away on Parliamentary business he will nominate a substitute speaker.
(Non Members) £8.50 online / £9 on the door
(Concessions) £7.50 (Concessions)
(Members) £5.50 online / £6 on the door