Ken Loach to speak at homeless movie club

Movie director Ken Loach, will appear at the Prince Charles Cinema next Tuesday, as a guest of St Patrick's Open House Film Club for the homeless. Loach will be introducing his latest film and taking questions from the audience in support of Poverty and Homelessness Action Week.

There will be a Q&A session with the Palme d'Or laureate, and two short films curated by Future Shorts in addition to the main feature.

Loach's later film: Its A Free World.. stars Kierston Wareing, Juliet Ellis and Leslaw Zurek The story of a driven young woman's attempts to help new immigrants into work with a rookie recruitment agency lands her in a twilight zone between gangmasters, employment agencies and the migrant workers they place. As ever the director's ability to draw resounding performances from his cast while going to the heart of contemporary crises is world class.

The Nautical Education (Dir Christian Laurence, Can 2007 3min). Shot with both digital video and an early 20th century camera, this visually sumptuous guide prepares a wishful boy for a Cousteau-esque life in the deeps. One Word for Cinema (Dir Christoph Warrack, UK 2007 3min). 33 international feature directors describe cinema in a single word or phrase.

The Prince Charles Cinema, is at 7-10 Leicester Place, London WC2 - near the French Church. The film is at at 6.30pm, Tuesday 5 February.

Tickets are: £5. FREE for the homeless. To book call the Box Office: 0870 811 2559
first posted LONDON - 31 January 2008 - 170 words

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