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An Election Special: I, Daniel Blake + Sorry We Missed You

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Above The Line presents.. An Election Special: I, Daniel Blake & Sorry We Missed You

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Love him or loathe him, Ken Loach’s committed body of work can prove divisive due to the unwavering loyalty of heavy left-wing political ideological themes throughout his films. But it cannot be denied this makes for some of the most thought provoking film-making in British cinema history.

With this in mind, we bring to you a double screening of Loach’s most recent & prolific films to kick start election week; I, Daniel Blake & we have a rare opportunity to screen recently released Sorry We Missed You!

For this screening, we will be asking for donations on the door and all proceedings will be going to Life Share, a charity handpicked by Maxine Peake. She has recommended this to us as they help the homeless in Greater Manchester and Salford, paying particular attention to 16-24 year olds that agencies have washed their hands of.

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

(Director, Ken Loach)

(Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy)

Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a 59-year-old widowed carpenter 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.

Sorry We Missed You (2019)

(Director, Ken Loach)

(Cast: Debbie Honeywood, Kris Hitchen, Rhys Stone)

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. It's hard work, and his wife's job as a carer is no easier. The family unit is strong but when both are pulled in different directions everything comes to breaking point.

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