The Old Oak

NR / 113min

Showings

Lark Theater Fri, May 17 7:20 PM
Lark Theater Sat, May 18 4:00 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 20 1:30 PM
Lark Theater Tue, May 21 11:45 AM
Lark Theater Wed, May 22 9:00 AM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Rating:NR
Genre:Drama
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ken Loach
Cast:Dave Turner, Ebla Mari, Claire Rodgerson
Screenwriter:Paul Laverty
Music By:George Fenton

Description


 


Director Ken  Loach, who is 87 years old, has announced that The Old Oak will be his final film.

The Old Oak is the last pub standing in a once thriving mining village in northern England, a gathering space for a community that has fallen on hard times. There is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope among the residents, but the pub and its proprietor TJ are a fond presence to their customers. When a group of Syrian refugees move into the floundering village, a decisive rift fueled by prejudices develops between the community and its newest inhabitants. The formation of an unexpected friendship between TJ and a young Syrian woman named Yara opens up new possibilities for the divided village in this deeply moving drama about loss, fear, and the difficulty of finding hope. 

 

It’s a righteous oeuvre with marvelously strong roots. - Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

It's as engrossing, thoughtful, heartfelt, angry, hopeful, and altogether valuable as his best work. If it is indeed Loach's farewell, it's one hell of a fine note to go out on. - Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com