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KFF Presents: I, Daniel Blake
March 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 5 at 5pm
I, DANIEL BLAKE
Directed by Ken Loach
Rated 14A: coarse language
This film will be preceded by THE WRANGLER GOIN’ HOME from Loyd Bishop (TNRD Award Winner at KISS 2016)
I, DANIEL BLAKE is one of Director Ken Loach’s finest explorations of social realism. The eponymous Daniel is an affable, 59-year-old carpenter in Newcastle, fighting to collect his Employment and Support Allowance after falling ill. Waiting to sign on at the local Job centre, Daniel befriends Katie, a young single mother who is also being shoved around by the vagaries of the system, having just been relocated with her two kids from a London homeless shelter to an affordable council flat up north. A mutually beneficial alliance, and makeshift extended family, is formed.
“EN LOACH IS BACK WITH A PROTEST CRY FOR HUMANITY”
-Sight and Sound
“A WORK OF SCALDING & MOVING RELEVANCE”
Won Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival
Won Most Popular International Feature at the Vancouver International Film Festival