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18 February 2017
I, Daniel Blake - free screening Portree

Free screening of this award winning film I, Daniel Blake including soup and bread lunch. The film will be followed by a discussion hosted by Cllr John Gordon and donations to the local food banks are welcomed.

“it’s a quietly fearsome piece of drama” Daily Telegraph
“If you only see one film this year, see this.” New Internationalist
“I was utterly floored by this film, heart broken and tearful. It might be Ken’s best film ever, in terms of its simple clarity and power.” Jason Solomons

Winner - Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner - Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention - Cannes Film Festival 2016
Winner - Audience Award - Locarno International Film Festival 2016
Winner - Audience Award - San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

Daniel Blake (59) 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 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.