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Friday Cinema ~ RIDE LIKE A GIRL [PG]
29 November, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
RIDE LIKE A GIRL
Biography/Drama/Sport ‧ 1h38min
SCREENING IN THE NEW AUDITORIUM.
As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup – horse-racing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history. Ride Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.
Director: Rachel Griffiths
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell
***** “Genuinely inspirational on many levels, this film was a surprisingly emotional ride on and off the track with another pitch-perfect outing from Sam Neill.” – Kate Rodger (Newshub /NZ)
***** “A winning, girl-against-the-world tale of personal triumph that dutifully follows all the family film conventions to deliver a yarn that is satisfying and heartfelt… an impressive debut for actor Rachel Griffiths, who embraces the need for big moments. – Jim Schembri
TICKETS: Adults $15, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8
Book online or from the cinema box office before movie screening.
Doors open 30 minutes before movie screening.
SCREENING IN THE NEW AUDITORIUM – enter through the main entrance.