Special screen of I, Daniel Blake at the Curzon Cinema, Canterbury
We are delighted that the Curzon Cinema in Canterbury has chosen to support us by the screening of I, Daniel Blake
on Thursday 17 November at 18:45 (includes a short introduction from Canterbury Food Bank Trustee Graham Bough).
Tickets are £5 only plus donations to Canterbury Food Bank. Food and Financial donations will be taken on the evening and there will be a food bin on site from Friday 11 November. About the film
Daniel Blake, 59, who has worked as a joiner most of his life in the North East of England needs help from the State for the first time ever following an illness. 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 is to accept a flat some 300 miles away.
Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy now played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.
Winner of the Cannes 2016 top filmmaking prize, the Palme d’Or and nominated for 7 BIFA 2016 awards: Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor & Most Promising Newcomer Dave Johns, Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer Hayley Squires."The film intervenes in the messy, ugly world of poverty with the secular intention of making us see that it really is happening, and in a prosperous nation too. I, Daniel Blake is a movie with a fierce, simple dignity of its own”