Columbia Valley & East Kootenay
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lI, Daniel Blake’ – Cinefest 2017 Winter Program
Apr 11, 2017 7:00 pm
I, Daniel Blake is the 7th and final film in the Cinefest 2017 Winter Program at Pynelogs, hosted by the Columbia Valley Arts Council.
British master Ken Loach (Jimmy’s Hall, The Angel’s Share) has addressed socio-economic issues in Britain and beyond through the working-class heroes who populate his films.
He won his second Cannes Palme d’Or for this timely drama about an ailing handyman’s battle to survive after being denied health benefits. Waiting to sign on at the Job Centre, Daniel (Dave Johns) befriends Katie (Hayley Squires) a single mom who is also struggling to cope with the system. The director builds empathy for two downtrodden people – honest would-be workers fighting red tape while trying to steal a happy moment or two.
There will be a cash bar, light refreshments and popcorn available.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door:
Adults – $12
CV Arts members – $11 (at the door only)
Age 13 and under – $5
Inquire about Punch Cards.
Doors open at 6:30 PM, film starts at 7 PM.
Note: The event copy for I Daniel Blake is provided by Columbia Valley Arts.