Feb 4, 17: Movie – THE BANK OF DAVE

Won Feature Film of 2023 at National Film Awards in London

Jen Shieff, Rotorua Post. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED “It’s a David-and-Goliath story, in which snooty Oxford-educated bankers get their comeuppance.”

The true underdog story of how Dave Fishwick, a working class man and self-made millionaire, fought to set up a community bank so that he could help the local businesses of Burnley not only survive, but thrive. In his bid to help his beloved community, he has to take on the elitist financial institutions of London and fight to receive the first, new banking license to be issued in over 100 years.

THE BANK OF DAVE |M Offensive language 107 mins | UK

Sunday 4th February 4.30pm

Saturday 17th February 5.00pm

Ticket prices: $16 Adults, $14 Concession and $9 Children. RCAC Members $12.

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.

Book online:, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)

Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale.

BANK OF DAVE tells the story of how a working class Burnley man and self-made millionaire fought to set up a community bank. Dave Fishwick (Rory Kinnear) sells vans in Burnley, Lancashire. Once the world’s most productive and profitable mill town, Burnley is now one of the most deprived and neglected towns in the UK. Dave, however, through a combination of hustle and hard work, has done well for himself — so well that in the wake of the last financial crisis he started lending money at reduced rates to his customers and local businesses. When some of those businesses start making money they ask Dave to reinvest it for them. This gives Dave an idea. Why not set up a tiny local bank that uses local money to fund local enterprise? He will call it: The Bank of Dave. The elite, London based financial authorities however, haven’t granted a new bank license for over 150 years and they’re not keen to grant one to a van salesmen from Burnley. Dave must enlist the help of London lawyer, Hugh (Joel Fry), junior doctor Alexandra (Phoebe Dynevor) and some local rock legends (Def Leppard) to help fight the good cause.

DIRECTED BY Chris Foggin
CAST Joel Fry, Phoebe Dynevor, Rory Kinnear, Hugh Bonneville, Paul Kaye, Jo Hartley, Cathy Tyson, Florence Hall, Drew Cain, Grant Crookes

BANK OF DAVE M Offensive Language  107 mins | UK

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