Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach presents a surprisingly candid behind-the-scenes account of Ken Loach’s career as he prepares to release his final major film I, DANIEL BLAKE later this year. Director Louise Osmond was granted exclusive access on set and uses this as a starting point to assay Loach’s career, from his early work as a farcical theatre director, to his TV dramas and later as an award-winning feature director. As well as interviews with Loach, Osmond talks with a host of his friends, adversaries, colleagues and collaborators including: Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne, Paul Laverty, Nell Dunn, Alan Parker, Melvyn Bragg, Sheila Hancock, Ricky Tomlinson, Chris Menges, Crissy Rock, and Barry Ackroyd.
To celebrate the release of Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach, on Sun 5 June, cinema-goers are invited to pay-what-you-can for the matinee screening at 15:40. This is a ticketed screening but tickets can only be collected on the day at Box Office where audiences are invited to pay-what-you-can at a collection box by the Box Office on the day. Tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. This initiative is supported by Dogwoof with the backing of the BFI Distribution Fund.
Miss our recent ‘In Conversation’ event with Ken? Listen back to the acclaimed British director discuss his previous work, the importance of comedy in film and answer a handful of audience questions…
We are pleased to announce that Steve Evets will join us for the 15:40 pay-what-you-can screening to introduce the film and share some stories of working with Ken Loach.