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I, Daniel Blake (click here to view trailer) 100 minutes
Ken Loach, UK/France/Belgium, 2016, Cert. 15
Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
21th June 2017, 7.00pm, Petroc - Tiverton

Daniel Blake is a 59 year old recovering from a heart attack who has worked as a joiner most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie's only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn't know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man's land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of 'striver and skiver' in modern day Britain.

“Packs a shockingly honest punch."
Kevin Maher, Times