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Ride Like a Girl – Kanopy Film Club 2nd screening
June 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friday June 18, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Welcome to the Kanopy Film Club. Each month we will offer two screenings of a film (documentary or movie) in Port Macquarie Library’s meeting room. BOOKING is ESSENTIAL – numbers are strictly limited.
June’s selection is Ride Like a Girl, the story of jockey Michelle Payne.
Running Time: 99 mins / Year 2019. Filmmaker: Rachel Griffiths. Features: Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Teresa Palmer
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 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.
The first screening this month of this film is Saturday 5 June. Please see separate event to register.
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