audience for famous film-maker's visit to Burnham theatre
renowned British film-maker Ken Loach has treated aspiring producers
and film fanatics to a one-off screening followed by a question
and answer session in Burnham-On-Sea.
One of Loachs most powerful offerings, Its A Free
World, was shown at The Princess Theatre in the town on Thursday,
watched by a capacity audience.
film follows Angie, played by Kierston Wareing, who with the help
of a friend, sets up a recruitment agency for migrant workers
after being fired from her job. She ends up working with gangmasters,
employment agencies and the migrant workers she places. The films
strong ethical message saw it win best screenplay at the 2007
Venice Film Festival.
film-maker Loach, whose other films include Kes, Cathy Comes
Home, Land And Freedom and Spirit of 45, also gave
a question and answer session to the audience - answering a wide
range of questions from the film world to politics.
78, is known for both his naturalistic directing style and for
his socialist beliefs, which are evident in his film treatment
of social issues such as homelessness and labour rights.
screening of Its A Free World was organised by Somerset
Film and the Bridgwater and District Trades Union Council.
Top, famous film maker Ken Loach with The Princess Theatre's Assistant
Manager Craig Denny