Hackney South CLP is delighted to invite you to a special fundraising event at the Rich Mix cinema on the evening of Wednesday 22nd March 2017.
We'll be showing a special members-only screening of BAFTA-award wining film I, Daniel Blake. This will be followed by an hour-long discussion with director Ken Loach, producer Rebecca O'Brien, author and playwright Angela Neville, and chaired by journalist Robin Lustig.
Tickets can be bought from the Rich Mix website only by following this link. Tickets are £25 waged / £10 unwaged and all profits will go to Hackney South Labour Party to support our community campaigns and the London local elections in 2018. Please note I, Daniel Blake carries a BBFC 15 certification.
This is a fantastic opportunity to watch I, Daniel Blake with fellow members, and to discuss the film and wider social and government policy with such a distinguished panel. Timings are below:
Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Location : 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Time: 5pm: Arrival
5.30pm: Film screening
Tickets : £25 waged / £10 unwaged
Panel speakers are:
Ken Loach needs little introduction to socialists and lovers of film: with over 50 directorial credits to his name, this year Loach's film I, Daniel Blake won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film and the Palme D'or at the Cannes Film Festival. This was Loach's second Palme D'or, coming after his 2006 award for The Wind That Shakes The Barley. Born in Nuneaton, Loach is considered to be one of the foremost British filmmakers of his time, with his style and subject often reflecting his concern for social issues such as poverty and homelessness.
Rebecca O’Brien is an award-winning film producer and a long-time collaborator with Loach. Born in London, O’Brien shares with Loach the BAFTA for I, Daniel Blake and was also the producer on The Wind That Shakes The Barley.
Angela Neville is a playwright and former jobcentre employee. Using her experience of working in a jobcentre, Neville wrote the play Can This Be England? along with Jackie Bartlett and Angela Howard. Performances of the play generate funds for local foodbanks. Neville was born in Hackney, and has enjoyed writing success in festivals for the Royal Court theatre and BBC Radio Drama.
Robin Lustig is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, hosting The World Tonight, News Stand and File on 4 for Radio 4. For his BBC World Service programme Talking Point, Lustig interviewed an array of high-profile guests including Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki, Olusegun Obasanjo, Hugo Chávez and Tony Blair.