(United Kingdom ) 2015 | 85 minutes | Louise Osmond | English
Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of a group of friends from a working men's club who decide to take on the elite 'sport of kings' and breed themselves a racehorse. Raised on a slagheap allotment, their foal grows into an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land, before suffering a near fatal accident. Nursed back to health by the love of his owners – for whom he's become a source of inspiration and hope – he makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-stopping comeback.
"Dark Horse uses the classic structure of the sports-underdog story to deliver a glowing ode to community pride and the merits of collective action over individual gain." –Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
Audience Award, World Cinema Documentary – Sundance Film Festival, 2016
Dark Horse is part of the Core Program
Single tickets $15
Weekend Gourmet / Bouffe-4-Buffs passes $34
Each weekend pass includes:
Entry to any 2 screenings of the Core Series per weekend. (Does not include Saturday Matinee Series).
Coupon for popcorn at the Centre Wakefield La Pêche.
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