Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (12A)

13/02/2019 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
ST13 6AD.
01538 386112

Ken Loach, who has been making socially aware dramas and documentaries for over 50 years, reflects on his often controversial career, with comments from colleagues, friends and family. Successes like Cathy Come Home, Kes and Palm d’Or winning The Wind that Shakes the Barley are matched by tales of projects shelved or pilloried, a stage play cancelled during rehearsals, and a personal tragedy.

“The making of I, Daniel Blake, which brought the 79-year-old Loach out of retirement to rail against punitive Tory austerity policies and their ramifications, forms a central component of this documentary. But the real treats here for fans are the well-chosen clips from his incendiary early work for the BBC: a glimpse of the earthy, sexy energy of Up the Junction; the heartrending rawness of Cathy Come Home.” The Guardian.

UK  2016 93 mins


Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.


12A bbfc

BBFC Classification guidelines

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