Cinema In Stansfield Presents . . .

To mark international ‘Refugee Week’ we are pleased to announce that our June screening will be esteemed director Ken Loach’s:

‘The Old Oak’

When: Friday 21st June, at 8pm
Where: Stansfield Village Hall
Cost: All tickets £5 on the door
~ Licensed Bar ~

‘The Old Oak’ is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice.

In an unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara [Ebla Mari] with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.

“This is a humane, ultimately hopeful tale of empathy and solidarity and a refreshingly honest look at the many corners of our communities that Hollywood avoids by default.” Ana Yorke, PopMatters

Click here to see the trailer.

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