• Screening Dates: 21st March, 6pm  //  28th March, 8pm
  • Starring: Dave Turner, Ebla Mari
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Running time: 113 mins
  • Rating: M

The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once-thriving mining community that has seen thirty hard years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner),  the landlord, hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice. In an unlikely friendship, TJ meets a curious young Syrian woman, Yara (Ebla Mari), who has a camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.