Enjoy live music, delicious food, licensed bars and pony rides from 5pm, while watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean… then relax under the stars for a world-class Aussie film.
RIDE LIKE A GIRL (PG) – OPENING NIGHT – FRIDAY 31 JANUARY
Directed by: Rachel Griffiths
Cast: Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Stevie Payne, Sullivan Stapleton, Brooke Satchwell, Magda Szubanski, Sophia Forrest
Runtime: 98 mins
Country of Origin: Australia
*** Nominated for 3 awards at the recent 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, including Best Film, Best Lead Actress and Best Original Music Score.
Directed by acclaimed Golden Globe winning actress Rachel Griffiths and featuring an all-star Aussie cast, RIDE LIKE A GIRL is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning horseracing’s toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (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 almost ends the dream.
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.
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE BY TRIPLE J UNEARTHED ARTIST, JOSH LEE HAMILTON. Josh Lee Hamilton is an indie folk/ singer songwriter from the small and vibrant surf town of Byron Bay NSW. Growing up on the northern rivers and travelling abroad inspired his uniquely smooth and captivating sound.
Josh has performed around the country, at festivals such as Splendour In The Grass, and alongside accomplished artists such as Caravana Sun and Garrett Kato. All his singles have been released on Triple J. Recently he won both Song Writer of The Year and Best Alternative/Indie Song at the NCEIA Dolphin Awards, earning him studio time at Pete Murray’s Iron Kick’s Studio with studio engineer Paul Pilsneniks (think Angus and Julia Stone, The Whitlams and Silverchair).
Josh is known for his easy listening sound and stylistic melodies. His songwriting weaves a clever lyrical thread and sound that expresses the big and small, the shallow and deep, head and heart, soul and spirit, you and me.
BYO seating. No BYO alcohol. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the bar will be stocked with Forester Estate wines, Gage Road beers and Aperol Spritz cocktails, as well as a section of soft drinks, juice and Carton Water.
Part proceeds will once again be donated to the Cottesloe Coastcare Association, as well as North Cottesloe Primary School.