Ride Like a Girl

As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) 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 (Sam 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 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 incredible true story of Michelle Payne.

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“ ...Ride is a good time. The characters are smart, the script is tight, and nothing about either is dumbed down for the audience.”

Douglas Davidson - Elements of Madness

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Monday 28 October
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Friday 1 November
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:30pm,
Friday 8 November
Deckchair Cinema

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Rachel Griffiths



Running Time

98 minutes


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