film director Ken Loach to visit Burnham-On-Sea
British film director Ken Loach will present a special screening
of his film Its a Free World at the Princess
Theatre in Burnham-On-Sea in June.
will visit the theatre on Thursday June 11th, with doors opening
at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. The screening will be followed by a
question and answer session with the director.
Ken Loach is a prolific and world-renowned filmmaker, noted for
his social realism style and for ground breaking films such as
Kes and Cathy Come Home and more recently
'The Wind that Shakes the Barley', Spirit of 45
and Jimmys Hall.
a Free World (cert 15, 2007) won Best Screenplay at the
2007 Venice Film Festival.
film follows Angie, played by Kirsten Wareing and nominated for
a BAFTA for this role, who having been unjustly sacked from her
job in an employment agency, sets up on her own.
this is no conventional tale of plucky entrepreneurs building
their business through sheer determination to win well-earned
Angie and her partner see their new business as a way out of economic
hardship, it soon becomes clear that it will shape them more than
they shape it.
Phil Shepherd said: "Ken Loach has always been at the forefront
of socially-engaging cinema, not afraid to put his political arguments
at the heart of his films."
'It's A Free World' he does much more than highlight the scandal
of how migrant workers are exploited, he challenges the prevailing
wisdom that ruthless entrepreneurship is the way that this
society should develop that everything is a deal, everything
is competitive, acquisitive, market-orientated and thats
the way we should live."
cost £5 or £3 for those receiving jobseekers allowance.
These are available from the Princess Theatre box office on 01278
film screening has been organized by Somerset Film and Bridgwater's