The Old Oak

This screening took place on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 6:00 pmYukon Arts Centre

The Old Oak is the last pub standing in a once thriving mining village in northern England, a gathering space for a community that has fallen on hard times. There is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope among the residents, but the pub and its proprietor TJ are known fondly by the clientele. When a group of Syrian refugees move into the floundering village, a decisive rift fueled by prejudices develops between the community and its newest inhabitants. The formation of an unexpected friendship between TJ and a young Syrian woman named Yara opens up new possibilities for the divided village in this deeply moving drama about loss, fear, and the difficulty of finding hope.

The latest film by legendary British director Ken Loach (Sorry We Missed You). Loach is 87 years old and has announced that The Old Oak will be his final film.


Content advisory: Depictions of racism and coarse language.

Genre: Drama.

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