Tommy’s Honour with Jason Connery

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 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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