Movie Night - Fundraiser for Polio Plus
From: Tuesday September 17, 2019, 6:30 pm
To: Tuesday September 17, 2019, 8:00 pm
It’s a movie for the whole family – With a great message about the power of tenacity.
As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) 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 (Sam Neill).
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.
DIRECTED BY: Rachel Griffiths WRITTEN BY: Andrew Knight, Elise McCredie
PRODUCED BY: Richard Keddie, Rachel Griffiths, Susie Montague
CAST: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Stevie Payne (as himself), Genevieve Morris, Magda Szubanski
Bray Street , Coffs Harbour NSW 2450