The Old Oak

All screenings for The Old Oak are now in Brown Auditorium Theater. 

In the latest film from 87-year-old British auteur Ken Loach (Kes), the Old Oak is the last pub in a once-thriving mining village in northern England. When a group of Syrian refugees moves into town, a rift fueled by prejudices develops among the community and its newest inhabitants. An unexpected friendship between the pub’s proprietor and a young Syrian woman creates new possibilities for the divided village. The Old Oak is a deeply moving drama about loss, fear, and the difficulty of finding hope.

Underwriting for the Film Department is provided by Tenaris, The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation, and the Vaughn Foundation.

Generous funding is provided by The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Lois Chiles; Foundation for Independent Media Arts; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

The Old Oak

Directed by Ken Loach
(UK/France/Belgium, 2023, 113 minutes, in English)
Brown Auditorium Theater


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