RFT’s decision to screen I, Daniel Blake at RFT for a second time on Thurs 13th September at 7:30pm, coincided with the facebook release of a Parliamentary speech by Matt Rodda, MP for Reading East, formally asking the House to vote for a pause in the ‘rollout’ of Universal Credit (UC) benefits. This juxtaposition of events prompted RFT to invite both Matt Rodda and Readifood manager Alison Peyton to the upcoming screening on September 13th to take part in a Q&A following the film screening. …
Earlier this month RFT heard the sad news of the death of one of its longstanding patrons, Lord Carrington. Lord Carrington had a distinguished career having served in the Grenadier Guards in the Second World War and then in government as Defence Secretary between 1970 and 1974 and Foreign Secretary between 1979 and 1982. Lord Carrington accepted the invitation to become a patron of RFT in 1992 when he became Chancellor of the University of Reading. In doing so recognised the important role an independent cinema plays in the cultural life of the University and more importantly the local town
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