Crewkerne’s community cinema is looking forward to a busy month, as FilmCrew resume their monthly screenings on January 12th and prepare for their 4th International Film Day, later in the month. The January film I Daniel Blake is another human interest story from British film-maker Kenneth Loach whose persistence in challenging the political status quo has always provoked controversy but whose portrayal of the poor in society as dignified citizens and not hapless victims, has been applauded and received much praise.

In Ken Loach’s latest Palme d’Or winner, Daniel is instructed to rest having suffered a heart attack at work. The retired carpenter, who is also grieving from the death of his wife, is forced to become reliant on welfare but is deemed fit for work on the benefit points system. This hard-hitting story filmed in Newcastle will be shown in the auditorium at Wadham School on Friday January 12th at 7.30 pm. Visitors may attend an individual film show without booking in advance for an entrance fee of £6.

International Film Day takes place on Sunday January 28th beginning at 2 pm. Two classic German films Goodbye Lenin – a comedy drama and Run Lola Run – an action packed crime thriller will be shown. German style refreshments will be served in the interval and the event is expected to run until approximately 6 pm. Tickets must be purchased beforehand and are on sale in Crewkerne town hall at £8 each. Anyone who has a membership enquiry should contact Joan Clemow on 01935 822656.

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