Category Archives: Ken Loach

Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Jimmy’s Hall (Cornerhouse) Set in Ireland in 1932 the theme of the film is the end of the dream of a republican Ireland. Based on the real story of communist and republican Jimmy Gralton who fought against the British in … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch….The Spirit of 45.  Tameside NHS campaigners have arranged a special showing of Ken Loach’s documentary The Spirit of 1945 on Saturday 21st September, 6.30pm, in Mossley Community Centre, Roughtown Road.Mossley. Entrance is free.Premiered earlier this year, the documentary looks … Continue reading

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Book review; NHS SOS – a weapon in the struggle to save the NHS

NHS SOS How the NHS was betrayed – and how we can save it Edited by Jacky Davis & Raymond Tallis   ONEWORLD PUBLICATIONS £8.99 Ken Loach is clear about the importance of NHS SOS; Across society, there is a realisation … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch Sicko (2009) American director Michael Moore’s expose of the American healthcare system. One of the richest countries in the world has one of the fewest numbers of its population with healthcare. In 2009 49.9 million citizens, 16.3% of the … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…..Tsar to Lenin (Cornerhouse 27 May) Released in 1937, this ranks among the twentieth century’s greatest film documentaries. It presents an extraordinary cinematic account of the Russian Revolution; from the mass uprising which overthrew the centuries-old Tsarist regime in February … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..the Spirit of 45. Ken Loach’s homage to post war Britain:We have been the dreamers, we have been the sufferers, now we are the builders. (Nye Bevan) Nowadays its more a case of trying to hold onto what hasn’t been … Continue reading

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The Spirit of 45 and my hopes for 2013

Ken Loach’s new film The Spirit of 45 looks back to a time in the history of this country that now seems almost impossible to imagine. I spoke to Ken last year when he was filming at the Working Class … Continue reading

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