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|Laborfest: Film: I, Daniel Blake|
|Date||Wednesday July 19|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Across 2d St from baseball stadium. Diagonally across King St from MoMo’s Restaurant. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation as follows:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station, go to stadium side of King St, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fifth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to 2d Street, then 1 block South on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to 2d Street, then walk 2 block South on 2d to King St, cross King Street to stadium side, 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium;
10 bus which runs from 24th and Potrero, on Rhode Island to 26th St, on Cesar Chavez St to Dakota, Wisconsin, Connecticut, DeHaro, Rhode Island at 16th St, on Townsend to Second Street AND from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at 2d Street and Townsend, then 1 block South on 2d to King St, cross King St to stadium side. 801 2d St is to the left of the stadium.
I, Daniel Blake (96 min.) (2017) (UK) Directed by Ken Loach, written by Paul Laverty
Screenwriter Paul Laverty will introduce the film by Skype.
I, Daniel Blake by Director Ken Loach and writer Paul Leverty is an important film on the destruction of the lives of workers and their families in the “welfare system”. Blake is a carpenter who has a heart attack and is then forced to go back to work despite his health conditions. While he is fighting for compensation, he befriends a woman and her children who are also being ground up in the Employment and Support Allowance welfare system in the UK.
This film, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, touches the hearts of all people about what working people are going through in their struggle for survival.
Following this film, there will be a discussion about LaborFests in the US and around the world and the fight to protect disabled workers and their families in the US.
Panel: Chris Jury UK Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival and Liberating Arts; Mehmet Bayran, LaborFest Turkey; Jimmy Kelly, ReelWorks Santa Cruz
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516360/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm (Ken Loach's long list of credits and honors and contributions to various causes in his 81 years and still going strong.) Notable:
Twice winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016).
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516360/awards?ref_=nm_ql_2 (All Ken Loach Awards)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491956/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm (Paul Laverty)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0491956/awards?ref_=nm_awd (Paul Laverty Awards) I, Daniel Blake won the 2017 Outstanding British Film of the Year for Laverty & Loach.