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Renowned Australian actor Rachel Griffiths and Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne will visit Perth on September 12 and 13 to present special screenings of their highly anticipated film RIDE LIKE A GIRL. RIDE LIKE A GIRL is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup and is Rachel Griffiths directorial debut.

RIDE LIKE A GIRL will be released in cinemas across Australia on September 26, 2019 by Transmission Films and it stars Teresa Palmer as Michelle Payne alongside Sam Neill, Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski and Stevie Payne - Michelle’s brother who plays himself in the film.

The film also stars Summer North from Perth’s Eastern Hills, who plays the young Michelle Payne. This is her first acting job and she takes the role with aplomb! Summer is nine years old and attends Guildford Grammar School.

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 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.

The World Premiere of the highly anticipated film RIDE LIKE A GIRL will take place on Sunday September 8 at Village Jam Factory in Melbourne, with special Perth screenings taking place shortly after, that feature special appearances by Griffiths and Payne.

Perth Cinema Events for RIDE LIKE A GIRL:

Thursday September 12, 6.15pm - Event Cinemas Innaloo
Q&A intro by Rachel Griffiths and Michelle Payne
Tickets: Event Innaloo

Thursday September 12, 6.45pm - Grand Cinemas Warwick
Q&A intro by Rachel Griffiths and Michelle Payne
Tickets: Grand Warwick

Thursday September 12, 6.30pm - Luna Cinemas Leederville
Q&A following the film with Rachel Griffiths and Michelle Payne
Tickets: Luna Leederville

Friday September 13, 6.30pm - Palace Raine Square Cinemas
Q&A introduction by Rachel Griffiths
Tickets: Palace Raine Square

RIDE LIKE A GIRL DAY with Perth Racing, Saturday September 14:

Rachel Griffiths will be the special guest at the RIDE LIKE A GIRL DAY at Perth Racing at Belmont Park Racecourse on Saturday 14 September, where she will address the crowd with a Q&A trackside. Entry on the day is free, and every racegoer will receive a special 2 for 1 movie voucher for RIDE LIKE A GIRL. Perth Racing will be holding an exclusive Ride Like a Girl luncheon in the Peninsula Dining Room. Guests will enjoy a superb three course luncheon as well as a Q&A panel with Rachel Griffiths, alongside five remarkable women from the racing community. Tickets are limited for this special event, bookings at http://bit.ly/ridelikeagirlday

Website: www.ridelikeagirlmovie.com.au
#RideLikeAGirlMovie #JoinTheRide 


9.00am Thursday, September 12 – 5.00pm Saturday, September 14, 2019


Various locations
Western Australia


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