The Old Oak (2024)


Jun 01 - 06 2024


Tampa Theatre
711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

1h 53m / Not Rated / Drama
This screening is held in the new Taylor Screening Room at Tampa Theatre. 

The Old Oak is the last pub standing in a once-thriving mining village in northern England: a gathering place for a community that has fallen on hard times. There is growing anger, resentment, and a lack of hope among the residents, but the pub and its proprietor, TJ, are a fond reminder of better days gone by.

When a group of Syrian refugees move into the floundering village, prejudices fuel a decisive rift between the community and its newest inhabitants. But the formation of an unexpected friendship between TJ and a young Syrian woman named Yara opens up new possibilities for the divided village in this deeply moving drama about loss, fear, and the difficulty of finding hope.

Legendary British director Ken Loach has announced – at 87 years old – that The Old Oak will be his last film. But in its themes of bringing people together for a shared experience and the power of a gathering space to help build a community make it the perfect first film for Tampa Theatre’s new John T. Taylor screening room.

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