I, Daniel Blake — December 17, 2017

On Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the British film, I, Daniel Blake. The film is 100 minutes long and in English. It was released in 2016 and was the winner of the Outstanding British Film of the Year, 2017.


Screenshot from I, Daniel BlakeDaniel Blake has worked as a joiner (carpenter) most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.

(Text copied from Official Site.)