The Old Oak

The Old Oak
  • Friday May 24, 2024 4:00 PM
  • Friday May 24, 2024 6:00 PM
  • Friday May 24, 2024 8:00 PM
  • Saturday May 25, 2024 5:00 PM
  • Sunday May 26, 2024 12:00 PM
  • Sunday May 26, 2024 2:00 PM
  • Sunday May 26, 2024 4:00 PM

“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,

The last pub standing in a once-thriving mining village in northern England, The Old Oak is 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 (Dave Turner), are a fond presence to their customers. When a group of Syrian refugees moves into the floundering village, a decisive rift fueled by prejudice develops between the community and its newest inhabitants. The formation of an unexpected friendship between TJ and a young Syrian woman (Ebla Mari) opens new possibilities for the divided village.

113 minutes

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