I, DANIEL BLAKE

Directed by Ken Loach
US release date: December 23, 2016
A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, the latest from legendary director Ken Loach is a gripping, human tale about the impact one man can make. Gruff but goodhearted, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a man out of time: a widowed woodworker who’s never owned a computer, he lives according to his own common sense moral code. But after a heart attack leaves him unable to work and the state welfare system fails him, the stubbornly self-reliant Daniel must stand up and fight for his dignity, leading a one-man crusade for compassion that will transform the lives of a struggling single mother (Hayley Squires) and her two children. Graced with humor and heart, I, Daniel Blake is a moving, much-needed reminder of the power of empathy from one of the world’s greatest living filmmakers.


I, Daniel Blake (UK/France/Belgium, 2016)
Written by: Paul Laverty
Directed by: Ken Loach
With: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan
Runtime: 100 min.


> Opens in Los Angeles on December 23, 2016 at Laemmle Theatres.
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