Silver Screening: The Phantom Of The Open (2022)
This is a Silver Screening for film fans aged 55yrs plus. Tickets are just £5.
A heart-warming British comedy starring Oscar Winner Mark Rylance, the true story of Maurice Flitcroft, the worst golfer to ever the play the British Open.
The Phantom of the Open tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious, and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.
Starring Mark Rylance as Maurice, Sally Hawkins as his wife Jean, and Rhys Ifans as his nemesis Mackenzie.
The extraordinary story of an ordinary man, The Phantom of the Open is an uplifting and moving comedy-drama about pursuing your dreams and shooting for the stars, no matter what hand you’re dealt.
“There’s an earnestness to Rylance’s performance, which encourages us to find inspiration in the underdog”
The Guardian ★★★★
“When Mark Rylance is on screen everyone’s a winner”
The Evening Standard ★★★★
“A quirky Britcom with bite and soul”
The Times ★★★★