Sorry We Missed You

Past Event31 Jul - 3 Aug

Sorry We Missed You

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The Civic

Film

A most worthy follow up to I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach’s new social-realist drama zeroes in on life as an average British family at the mercy of the modern day ‘gig economy’. 
 

Though conspicuously absent from the Cannes winners’ podium, Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty left no stone unturned with their latest impassioned portrait of Britain’s working class. This firecracker of a film – which many are calling better than 2016 Palme d’Or triumph I, Daniel Blake – tackles the ground level struggle of raising a family of four against the wall of zero-hour contracts and zero-benefits employment. 
 
Sorry We Missed You finds Loach at his most insightful and clear-eyed… Kris Hitchen plays Ricky Turner, a Newcastle father of two who turns to delivery driving in an attempt to scrape together a mortgage deposit. He and his wife Abby (Debbie Honeywood) were ready to buy a decade ago, but Northern Rock’s collapse put paid to that, and they have been renting ever since… Ricky’s supervisor at the depot, Maloney (Ross Brewster), talks a lot about choices and self-employment… But when work begins, everything looks suspiciously like old-fashioned factory-floor graft… The perks of employment – stability, comradeship, sane hours… time off in an emergency – are nowhere to be seen. Even Abby’s work as a carer is on a zero-hours basis, which leaves her zigzagging from dawn to dusk between… patients… while parenting by mobile phone. Parcel by parcel, client by client, the film reveals the regime to be a cup-and-ball con trick.” — Robbie Collin, The Telegraph 

 

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Sorry We Missed You | Official Trailer

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Ticket Pricing

A Coded : Sessions starting after 5pm weekdays and all weekend sessions (unless otherwise indicated)

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Full
$18.5
Earlybird (Until end of day 17 July)
$17.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses
$15.5
Community Services Card
$15.5
Students
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

B Coded : Sessions staring before 5pm weekdays and other shorter duration sessions indicated

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Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

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After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.

 

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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

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