First Friday Movie Series
at the Peace Center of Delaware County
(Springfield Friends Meetinghouse)
1001 Old Sproul Rd., Springfield, PA
(just off the corner of Old Marple and S. Sproul Roads,
behind the Mr. Car Wash)
7 p.m. Free Large-Screen
click for directions to Peace Center
(Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for light refreshments)
Co-sponsored by Brandywine Peace Community, 484-574-1148
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April 6th, 2018, 7 p.m.
From legendary filmmaker Ken Loach comes an unflinching message that, put simply, social justice means putting people first.
I, Daniel Blake
2017. 100 minutes. Drama. Rated R for language. Directed by Ken Loach. Written by Paul Laverty.
The latest film from legendary British director Ken Loach,
I, Daniel Blake is, true to form, a gripping, human tale, laced with humor. It features a 59-year-old woodworker (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 in such a way to make you laugh — and cry.
Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel stubbornly tries to put on a good face. He befriends Katie (Hayley Squires), a single mother and her two children, who are also in a desperate situation.
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.
In spite of red tape and misfortunes, these characters push back and forward, determined to make their own way.
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.
"Ken Loach is back with a protest cry for common humanity" - Sight & Sound
watch the film's trailer!
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