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The Old Oak

The Old Oak

Time: 2pm & 7pm
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The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, it is the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his hold is endangered even more when The Old Oak becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village.

In an unlikely friendship TJ encounters a young Syrian, Yara (Ebla Mari) with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about loss, fear and the difficulty of finding hope.


Vital, heartbreaking, and inspiring cinema

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film that emotionally hooked me as quickly as The Old Oak did. Right from the off you are dragged into the visceral and powerful emotion of this piece, and it rarely relents.”

Get Your Tickets

  • Tickets available at the door: $12.
  • Film Club Passes available at the Box Office or at the Perth library: $50 (for five films)

Production Images


Dave Turner
Ebla Mari
Clare Rodgerson