i, Daniel blake
Dir. Ken Loach | Drama | U.K. | 2016 | 100 min. | Rated R
SATURDAY, March 18, 2017- Chilmark School
Ken Loach, the now 80-year-old British filmmaker, once again speaks up for the beleaguered lower classes. He has powerfully composed a hopeful tale amid the hopelessness of bureaucracy. Daniel Blake must seek help from the state after he is forced out of work because of a heart attack. While mired in the system that is supposed to protect him, he crosses paths with Katie, a single mother struggling to make ends meet. In each other they find the missed support of family and together attempt to untangle the red tape, until ultimately they must take a stand.
"A sobering but inspiring pleasure—easily one of the best films of the year." – Edward Douglas, New York Daily News
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival
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