Phantom of the Open
October 17, 2022
Showings 4:30, 7:00 and 9:10pm
United Kingdom | Rated: PG 13 | Comedy/Drama | 106 minutes
When a working-class man named Maurice Flitcroft decides to follow his dreams of becoming a golfer, no one believes him when he says he’ll make it to the British Open. In 1976, he did just that and proceeded to golf the worst recorded score in professional golf history. What follows is a story about eternal optimism, pursuing your dreams, and the unflinching support families give to one another. Sally Hawkins gives a heartrending performance as Jean Flitcroft, Maurice’s wife and biggest exponent. This story about a man-turned-cult legend will inspire you as much as it’ll make your cheeks hurt from smiling. Phantom of the Open had its World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.
“Despite its light subject matter, [Phantom of the Open] is about something more than an obscure British folk hero (although it is also that). It’s a story about following your passion, not because of the heights this path will take you to, but because it makes you happy.”
– Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post