The Old Oak15

Directed by Ken Loach | UK | 2023 | 1h 53m | Starring Debbie Honeywood, Trevor Fox, Laura Lee Daly, Jordan Louis, Neil Leiper

In the Northeast of England, a landlord struggles to keep his pub open in an ex-mining community that feels abandoned by the system. Meanwhile, tensions escalate as Syrian refugees move into town. Can this last remaining pub bridge the gap between these two communities? Rumoured to be the final work of legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach (Kes, I Daniel Blake), this socially conscious and impassioned drama serves as a call for empathy and community solidarity.

Reviews

‘The Old Oak champions empathy, unity, unconditional kindness, the exotic idea of communal sharing, the solidarity of ordinary people wherever they come from, a little hope. It’s a magical space in itself.’
★★★★★
Graham Fuller, The Arts Desk

‘I hope that this isn’t Loach’s final film, but if it is, he has concluded with a ringing statement of faith in compassion for the oppressed.’
★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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We showed The Old Oak between October 20, 2023 and November 2, 2023.

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Tomorrow (Monday 20th May)

18:00

Big Night 15
1h 49m
Stanley Tucci stars and directs this heartwarming and insightful comedy about two Italian brothers living in 1950s New Jersey hosting a spectacular banquet in a final effort to save their failing business.

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20:30

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