Feature Film: Tommy's Honour

movie stillSet against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, Tommy's Honour is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom (Peter Mullan) and “Young” Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland’s Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father’s success, Tommy’s talent and fame continued to outshine his father’s accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, playing record and as a local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. But in contrast to Tommy’s public persona, his personal turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against both the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill), and the parents who disdained his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond).

"Connery (an actor as well, and the son of Sean Connery) keeps the performers honest, and a few of the father-son tussles, with their admixture of love and envy, are powerful."--Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

Directed by Jason Connery. Theatrically released in 2017. 112 Minutes; Rated PG.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Thursday Aug 17, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316   
Location:
Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)

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