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'The Old Oak' film screening

4 Jun 2024, Registration: 2.30pm for 3.00pm start followed by Q&A

GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB, United Kingdom

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'The Old Oak' film screening

The screening of Ken Loach’s film ‘The Old Oak’ at the Glasgow Film Theatre took place on Tuesday 4th June. The film follows the story of a friendship between a pub landlord and a Syrian refugee in a once thriving mining village. Together, they try to bridge the social divides between their communities.

Themes central to the film that are relevant to our work, include poverty, racism, social inequalities, community, and food. This is a raw and hard-hitting film but one that calls for hope, compassion and solidarity.  

The screening was followed by a short discussion and Q&A session, for which we were delighted to be joined by David Archibald, Professor of Political Cinemas, University of Glasgow, Amy Rich, CRER and Aekus Kamboj, Cemvo Scotland.

“It's as engrossing, thoughtful, heartfelt, angry, hopeful, and altogether valuable as his best work. If it is indeed Loach's farewell, it's one hell of a fine note to go out on.” (Roger Ebert) 

Please note: this film is 15 certificate classification.

 

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