Dan Carrier’s movie news: Ken Loach, St Pancras rent strikes, Ken Keable
17 February, 2017 — By Dan Carrier
BRITAIN’S greatest living film director Ken Loach rightly scooped the top gong at the Baftas this week for I, Daniel Blake. Catch it at the Kingsgate Community Centre, 107 Kingsgate Road, NW6, at 2pm on February 25. Entry is by donations on the door.
• The story of the famous St Pancras rent strike of 1960 is recounted on screen in a documentary that outlines how tenants across the borough refused to bow down to huge hikes in what they had to pay imposed by a Conservative government. The film includes an introduction by political sociologist John Cowley and is on February 23 at 7pm at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, EC1R.
• A film version of amazing Ken Keable book, London Recruits, is set to be made – and you can help. Keable was one of many young people from north London who travelled under cover to South Africa in the 1960s and 1970s to commit random acts of disobedience and tell the people there the world had not forgotten them during the Apartheid years. Producers are looking for crowd funding to commit the story to celluloid. See www.londonrecruits.com