Thursday, 18 July 2019 from 19:00-21:30 St. Leonard’s Parish Church Ayr
Holly is taking part in this year’s Mongol Derby 2019. All The Wild Horses follows international riders from around the world as they compete in the Mongol Derby in Mongolia, the longest and toughest horse race on the planet.
In this race across 700 miles of Mongolian steppe the riders are on their own, navigating from horse station to horse station where they change horses every 30 miles. They have to deal with dehydration, hypothermia, exhaustion, extreme weather, swollen rivers, attacking dogs and roaming wolves.
The riders stay the nights out in the wild or with nomad families. To choose a wrong horse at a horse station could get them bucked off, losing their mount in the process, or suffer more serious injuries.
Filmmaker Ivo Marloh rides the 1000-kilometre race twice to embed himself in the individual stories and document exactly what compels riders from all around the world to risk broken bones, life-threatening injuries, or their life savings for an experience that will change their lives forever, in one of the last true wildernesses on Earth, on the back of wild horses.
We are very grateful to the Friends of the Broadway Prestwick for lending us their cinema equipment and to St Leonard’s Parish Church for providing the venue!
More information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE
Our next pop up screening is a bit different….we’re thrilled to announce a special screening of the BAFTA Scotland award-winning film Tommy’s Honour, complete with an introduction and Q&A session with the director, Jason Connery. This 2016 film is the story of Old and Young Tom Morris: an intimate, moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf. If you’ve ever asked why Prestwick is called the Birthplace of Open Golf, it’s because of these men.
Jason Connery, the film’s director:
” I am very deeply moved that Tommy’s Honour will be shown in Prestwick and in some way helping to not only raise awareness but also raise money to fight this pernicious disease.”
Since its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June 2016, the film has ‘scored a hole in one’ with critics, with the Daily Express noting that ‘Connery delivers a touching father/son relationship and an interesting look at the moral certainties of Victorian Britain’. The film’s cast includes Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowdon and Ophelia Lovibond.
With the generous cooperation of Prestwick Golf Club, we’ll be showing Tommy’s Honour where it all began – the location of the first Open championship and the first course designed by Old Tom Morris, Prestwick’s first Keeper of the Green. For this unique event, Prestwick Golf Club will be welcoming the public to the grand “Smoke Room”, overlooking the course, to watch the film in comfort.
Date/Time: Thursday 25th April. Doors open at 6:30pm, film introduction at 7pm, film starts 7:15pm. Q&A session after the film ends.
Tickets are free, but will be limited due to the size of the venue (and for people aged 14 years and over). From 10am Saturday 06/04/2019, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request tickets, or go into Prestwick Library while tickets are available. A maximum of two tickets per order, please.
Julie Twaddell, a director of Friends of the Broadway Prestwick said:
We’ve wanted to show Tommy’s Honour in Prestwick since the film opened the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2016. Prestwick is proud of its heritage as the Birthplace of the Open, and we’re delighted to make this event happen now. Together with Dementia Friendly Prestwick, we’re creating inclusive, welcoming and relaxed cinema experiences in Prestwick. Jason Connery supporting us with this event is a huge honour, and we have no doubt about the very warm welcome he’ll get here. We are grateful to Ken Goodwin, Secretary of Prestwick Golf Club, who has worked with us to create a one-off “boutique cinema” experience in the middle of the prestigious Clubhouse.
Ken Goodwin, Secretary of Prestwick Golf Club:
The Tom Morrises were an integral part of the development of golf in Prestwick and of the early Open Championships. Prestwick Golf Club is delighted to welcome the Friends of the Broadway Prestwick and Dementia Friendly Prestwick to the Club for the screening of Tommy’s Honour.
We look forward to welcoming you. Tickets available from Saturday.
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We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that, thanks to support from Regional Screen Scotland’s Local Film Festivals Challenge Fund, we’re bringing the first ever Prestwick Film Festival to the town in March 2019.
The festival will run from March the 14th until March the 18th, and will feature a range of different films in venues across Prestwick. We really hope that this will become an annual event in Prestwick and, of course, that it’ll eventually be hosted in the Broadway cinema!
We are delighted to announce that in 2019 we’ll be bringing pop up cinema to Prestwick. Friends of the Broadway Prestwick currently assist Dementia Friendly Prestwick in the delivery of monthly relaxed screenings in Prestwick Community Centre. A grant from The Weir Charitable Trust is enabling Friends of the Broadway Prestwick to purchase our own screening equipment and deliver fifteen additional screenings in the coming year.
The plan is to bring relaxed screenings to a wider audience at times, and in venues, that make it accessible to the whole community. Lorraine Tait, Trust Manager for The Weir Charitable Trust said: We are delighted to support this fantastic project to enable the group to offer additional accessible screenings to community groups in a relaxed atmosphere.
Look out for more information on the planned programme of screenings coming soon.