RISE ABOVE is the story of an uneducated black kid, Carl Jackson, who was from an impoverished family in the deep south of 1940s & 50s Georgia- who rose above class distinctions, socio economic barriers, educational disruptions, political marginalization and untold obstacles to become one of the most respected participants in the world of professional golf. With dignity, gentleness and strength, he triumphed over the unspoken expectations of what someone in his circumstances was expected to achieve. He became a champion in his field. By defeating all odds, he became an inspiration and beacon of hope and reconciliation and love for many.
The Road Dance – a WWI drama/love story based on the book of the same name by author John MacKay- telling the story of triumph over tragedy and the realization of dreams against all odds. It is set against the far greater, all-consuming backdrop of WWI on the remote Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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A father wants only the best for his son, but struggles to guide him in a world that’s changing as fast as the boy himself.A son blessed with talent, fuelled by ambition, chafes at his father’s commands as he hurtles toward adulthood with all the moxie of untarnished youth. In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of TOMMY’S HONOUR – an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.Set in St. Andrews, Scotland during the hidebound Victorian era, the story opens in 1866 as 15-year-old TOMMY MORRIS (Jack Lowden) heads to the links with his father, TOM MORRIS (Peter Mullan). Already a legend, “Old Tom” is greens-keeper for the
Royal & Ancient golf club, where he established the standard of 18 holes per round; as well as the town’s club- and ball-maker; and thrice winner of the first major golf tournament, the Open Championship – which he founded in 1860.
Tom Morris has secured his place in the history of the ancient game. But Tommy
will soon outshine him, retiring the Open’s prize Championship Belt while still in his teens (by winning it three times in a row), and, as the “dashing young man of golf,” drawing flocks of spectators to the sport and becoming its first
Despite their shared passion, father and son repeatedly clash over the unwritten rules of social class, culminating in Tommy’s marriage to a woman of lower standing with a shameful secret in her past. Tommy’s beloved wife MEG (Ophelia Lovibond) figures in this true story’s climax, as Tom makes a fatal misjudgement that strips Tommy of everything he holds dear. From the ashes of that fateful choice, Old Tom rises to a mission that carries him through the final decades of his life:
Rachel Carson’s book, Silent Spring, is universally acknowledged as one of the most influential books of the 20th Century. Upon publication in 1962, the book was met with reactions ranging from denial, shock, hostility and outright vengeance.
Battling fierce opposition and a life-threatening illness, Carson remained undeterred in her efforts to expose the dangers and shocking abuse of household and environmental chemicals. With a single mindedness of purpose and an unequivocal belief that her research and subsequent novel would be a clarion call to everyone about the devastating effects of chemical exposure to man and nature, she forged ahead.
Because of her fervent and relentless pursuit of the truth and the belief that writing this book was her destiny, Carson is unanimously recognized as the founder of the environmental movement, and her mission remains as relevant and important today as it did more than 50 years ago.
Sins of Silence, is the remarkable true and inspiring story of a reluctant hero — Rachel Carson. A woman, who in the face of the constricting social and cultural norms of her time, dared to pursue a life she believed she was called to live.
Windswept, dark and crumbling, the forlorn Irish fishing village of Dolphin Bay is the place
that time and tourist guides forgot. Yet it’s about to find a new hope with the arrival of an American kid.
Michael McLaughlin, age 16, a spoiled, sullen and selfish loner from Hollywood is unable to cope with family pressures of home or at the helm of his only passion; sport sailing. His future is lost to his own brooding anger which pushes all others away.
Reluctantly, his grandmother and fading Broadway star, Holland McLaughlin, takes him back to visit her old home in Ireland to see her dying “first love”, a local fisherman Joseph Rose, whom she left heartbroken in her youth.
Once there, Holland will re-kindle past romance and Michael will set upon an adventure of personal discovery and danger on the high seas while exploring the deepening sadness that cloaks Dolphin Bay in despair.