Director: Louise Osmond
Runtime: 93 mins
BBFC: 12A/12 – Suitable for 12 years and over
VERSUS presents a surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of Ken Loach’s career as he prepares to release his latest feature film I, DANIEL BLAKE, later this year. Director Louise Osmond was granted exclusive access on set and uses this as a starting point to look at Loach’s career, from his first job as understudy in a Kenneth Williams revue to groundbreaking TV dramas like Up The Junction and Cathy Come Home and later as an award- winning feature director of films like Kes, Riff-Raff, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and The Angels’ Share. As well as interviews with Loach, Osmond talks with a host of his friends, adversaries, actors and collaborators. This year will see Ken Loach celebrate his 80th birthday, release his 50th major work and commemorate Cathy Come Home’s 50th anniversary in November. VERSUS is more than just a document of Loach’s work but a playful study on the process and struggles of creating such a unique body of work. I, DANIEL BLAKE won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Changes to Visitor Parking
Please be aware that the University will be introducing a new parking permit system, including a new visitor parking booking system, in the near future,. More information about the new parking policy is available here.
The Clerici refurbishment project is underway. During the project it is necessary to reduce the car parking capacity at Gipsy Lane (Headington) site to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors during the construction period. Parking attendants will be on hand to direct visitors to the designated visitor parking to the front of the Gipsy Lane car park area.
Disabled visitors and staff will continue to be permitted to park on site and there will be a designated accessible parking area to the front of Gipsy Lane car park and Gibbs building.
We apologise for any inconvenience and where possible, we would ask all staff and visitors to use public parking and transport.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
No food is allowed in the JHB Lecture Theatre, though we have 10% off vouchers for Cafe Central (open until 8pm). These will be given at the door on arrival when you show your ticket.
After the event:
You are welcome to join us for a drink and social discussion at the Brookes Union Bar.
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