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Mid season treat – 16 July

This Sunday commencing at 6.30pm we are celebrating the middle of our film season, so come along and enjoy a glass of red wine (Wine Selectors), fine cheeses and chocolate. A great chance to catch up with  other NFS members.

2017 season NFS memberships still available

We are offering $50 memberships for the remainder of the 2017 season, with 17 films to be screened (14 NFS films and 3 French Friday films).

For enquiries please email newcastlefilmsociety@gmail.com or complete a Newcastle Film Society membership request.

I, Daniel Blake (2016 UK)

July 30, 2017
7:30 pm

Director: Ken Loach
Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy
Genre: Drama
Duration: 100 mins

Winner of the 2016 Palme d’Or at Cannes, Ken Loach was so distressed with the state of modern Britain that he came out of retirement to make this film. The title character is a 59-year-old carpenter who’s just buried his wife and suffered a heart attack. Blake’s illness prevents him, on doctor’s orders, from returning to work which means he can’t pay the rent on his housing unit without aid from the welfare system. The Byzantine roadblocks set up to prevent Daniel from getting his due are handled with bruising humor and barely concealed rage. Nobility and dignity for the ordinary person are values Loach has always championed and they are at the very heart of this film.