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GFG I, Daniel Blake
May 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Film Group’s 28th May movie is the powerful, quietly fearsome piece of realistic drama filled with moving relevance:
I, Daniel Blake (MA 15+)
Winner – Palme d’Or – 2016 Cannes Film Festival
When: Sunday 28th May 2017
Where: Lilac City Cinema
Country: UK (BBC)
Time: Late Sunday afternoon (Time T.B.A.)
Running Time: 103 mins
Goulburn FIlm Group will email supporters the screening time once the Lilac City Cinema prepares its weekly schedule. I will place advertisements in the Goulburn Post and Post Weekly for Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th advising of the screening time. See the Friday 26th edition of the Goulburn Post ‘Entertainment’ section for a film review.
Details of the upcoming Goulburn Film Group film are also available through the Lilac City Cinema’s website at www.lilaccitycinema.com.au.
Synopsis: Daniel Blake (59) has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy.
★★★★★ What makes the pain of this film bearable is Daniel’s unquenchable decency, courage and perseverance. NYTimes
★★★★ Loach has made one of his finest films. The Australian
★★★★★ Loach makes his political points with brutal directness, but I, Daniel Blake comes at a particularly brutal time for the world, making it all the more important to see. The Atlantic
★★★★★ This is a powerful, beautiful, and depressing drama about dignity in the face of humiliation. CineNews
★★★★★ A battle cry for the dispossessed. The Observer