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Occurs on Saturday February 17 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 53 minutes

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Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

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6:00pm - THE OLD OAK DIR. KEN LOACH, 2023, UK/BEL/FRA | 113 MIN

SCREENING SPONSOR: WINTERLONG BREWING

The local pub is virtually the last community gathering place in an impoverished town in the north of England, one of those places that never recovered from the demise of the coal mining industry. Here, TJ (Dave Turner) is hanging on by a thread. When an influx of Syrian refugees stokes xenophobic backlash, he’s ready to step up and help the newcomers as best he can — to the disgust of some of his regulars. The word “Brexit” is never spoken in this very moving melodrama from Ken Loach and his regular screenwriter Paul Laverty (I Am Daniel Blake; Sorry We Missed You), yet the film is set in 2016 and it’s an attempt to wrestle with the implications of that referendum, a low point in the history of British socialism. The overt racism the refugees encounter is shocking, but it's been seeded by decades of poverty and neglect, and Loach finds embers of hope in acts of courage, kindness and solidarity. It’s a plain and honest account of a time of discord and division - VIFF.

Content advisory: depictions of racism and coarse language.

Genre: drama.

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