We’ve been working with Zeitgeist Films, the distributor of SORRY WE MISSED YOU, to come up with a method that makes it possible for you to see the film during its theatrical release phase — and at the same time, support the Belcourt at this time. SORRY WE MISSED YOU will not be available for public rental or sale for several months, but starting this Fri, Apr 10, we’re making it accessible to you for home viewing. For $12, you can purchase a ticket for SORRY WE MISSED YOU — and you’ll have a five-day pass to see it once you’ve purchased. (*Note: After clicking the purchase button, you’ll need to register for Kino Now in the pop-up window.) Zeitgeist Films/Kino Lorber will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and for your support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here. Note: SORRY WE MISSED YOU is watchable on your computer, tablet, mobile device, or on the Kino Now app on Roku or AppleTV.
Ricky, a former laborer, and his home-attendant wife Abby—who lost their house in the 2008 crash—are desperate to get out of their financial distress. When an opportunity comes up for Ricky to work as his own boss as a delivery driver, they sell their only asset, Abby’s car—trading it in for a shiny new white van and the dream that Ricky might someday have his own delivery franchise.
The couple find their lives quickly pushed further to the edge by an unrelenting work schedule, a ruthless supervisor, and the needs of their two teenage children. Capturing the sacred moments that make a family, as well as the acts of desperation needed to simply make it through each day within the ‘gig economy,’ this universal story is skillfully and indelibly told with unforgettable performances and a searing script by Loach’s long-time collaborator Paul Laverty.
“A crucial, empathetic rally cry of a film that holds a mirror up to the swelling crisis of the gig economy with admirable intention…. Loach takes great care to construct a deep-rooted compassion within the family.” —Beth Webb, Empire “...This is a Loach movie, and along with being one of Earth’s most venerable and venerated directors, he’s almost without peer as a filmmaker formidably committed to exposing the sins of our wages. For six decades, his film and television work...has looked at regular working folks and, often, what that work costs them. —Wesley Morris, New York Times “Reaches back to Vittorio De Sica’s BICYCLE THIEVES…. I was hit in the solar plexus by this movie, wiped out by the simple honesty and integrity of the performances.” —Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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