Preview/ The Old Oak + Q&A

Directed by Ken Loach

This event is excluded from the HOME Film Pass

EVENT UPDATE | Ken Loach is regrettably unable to attend this event on Sunday, but in Ken’s absence Paul Laverty will be joined by lead actress Elba Mari.

On behalf of both ourselves, Ken Loach and his team, we apologise for this disappointing news and the inconvenience it will cause.

While we are unable to refund tickets as the event is still proceeding, we hope that you will still enjoy this exciting event with writer and cast from the show.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you to the event on Sunday.


Event/This special preview screening of The Old Oak, will be followed by a Q&A with director Ken Loach and writer Paul Laverty, chaired by Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator of Film at HOME


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 now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline.

TJ Ballantyne 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 Yara with her 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.


The Old Oak will screen on general release at HOME from Fri 29 Sep

113 minutes


Country of origin:
Great Britain

Year of production:

This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time