• Date 23 September 2019
  • Time
  • Location Event Cinemas Westfield Bondi Junction
  • Tickets

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Join AACTA for our preview screening of RIDE LIKE A GIRL, followed by a Q&A with producer Richard Keddie and casting director Nikki Barrett – exclusive and complimentary to AFI and AACTA members and their guests.

As a little girl, Michelle Payne dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup — horse-racing's toughest two-mile race. 

The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy. 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 but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. 

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.

RIDE LIKE A GIRL is the directorial debut for Rachel Griffiths, the film is written by Andrew Knight and Elise McCredie and stars Teresa PalmerSam NeillStevie PayneSullivan Stapleton and Genevieve Morris.

Watch the trailer here.

The screening will run for approximately 100 minutes, followed by the Q&A.

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