Discussant: Dave Turner (Lead Actor)
The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, it is the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once-thriving mining community in northeast England 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 hold is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in his village. An unlikely friendship develops when TJ encounters a young Syrian with a camera, Yara (Elba Mari). Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama by British director Ken Loach about loss, fear and the difficulty of finding hope. 113 minutes.
Parking is not enforced after 4 p.m. on Fridays.