About 15 years ago LeftPress screened Ken Loach’s ‘Days of Hope which ends with the 1926 Miners Strike. Ken Loach has made many political films including ‘September 11, 1973’ about the military coup in Chile. My favourite overtly political film of his was ‘Land and Freedom’ about the Spanish Civil War. His major releases have included the beautiful film ‘Kees’. After a life of making great films Loach finally received acceptance from his peers at Cannes last year.
The State Library is going to screen ‘Days of Hope’ again. Continue reading