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Win tickets to the Ken Loach season at the BFI

Ken Loach season at the BFIThis autumn the British Film Institute celebrates the 75th birthday of acclaimed director Ken Loach with a retrospective of his films and documentaries, running from Thursday 1st September to Wednesday 12 October.

Always provocative and emotionally powerful, Loach has been responsible for over 50 plays, films and documentaries, many of which will be screened by the BFI. There will also be master classes and discussions with the director himself.

Opening the season is one of the undoubted highlights, the first ever public screening of his controversial 1969 documentary, commissioned by Save the Children to tell the public about their work and intended for broadcast on London Weekend Television, but then rejected by the charity because of its political content. The showing will be followed by a discussion featuring Ken Loach himself, along with representatives from Save the Children and the BFI Institute.

The BFI have kindly given Foyles three pairs of tickets to give away. Simply answer the question below for your chance to win.

BFI logoFirst Prize: two tickets to the screening on 1st September of the Save the Children film and subsequent discussion on 1st September

Second Prize: two tickets to see Crisis: Will Homlessness Ever End? and the screening of Cathy Come Home on 4th October

Third Prize: two tickets to a screening of your choice (excluding live events and previews) from the BFI's Ken Loach season


In addition, each prizewinner will win a copy of 100 Documentary Films, the BFI Screen Guide by Barry Keith Grant and Jim Hillier, which covers works by directors from the Lumière brothers to Michael Moore.

What was the name of Ken Loach's 1966 documentary drama tackling issues of homelessness and unemployment?




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