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The Old Oak

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Old Oak

THE OLD OAK is the story of a village in the Northeast of England, where the mine closed, and people feel deserted by the system. Many young ones have left and what was once a thriving, proud community struggles to keep old values alive. But there is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope. Houses are cheap and available. This makes it an ideal location for the Syrian refugees that have been accepted by Britain in recent years. How will the Syrians be received? And what will be the future for the last remaining pub in the village, The Old Oak?

Director Ken Loach has said this will be his final film, making it a fitting end to the legendary filmmaker’s extensive body of work that spans six decades and includes some of the finest and most socially conscious films ever made in the UK, including Kes (1968)The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016).

“I hope that this isn’t Loach’s final film, but if it is, he has concluded with a ringing statement of faith in compassion for the oppressed.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

  • One More Time With Feeling poster
  • IMDB entry
  • This film, while primarily in English, will be shown with English subtitles
  • Shown with the short film One More Time With Feeling, dir. Marissa Bondi
    Faced with her mortality, Cecillia must take down her church group arch-nemesis, Lucy-Anne.

The Old Oak is proudly sponsored by


January 27
10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Milton Film Festival
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FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton
1010 Main St E
Milton, Ontario L9T 6H7 Canada
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