In early 2000, in a tiny village in one of the poorest mining valleys in Wales, Jan Vokes, the barmaid at the local workingmen’s club, hatches a crazy plan to take on the “sport of kings” and breed a racehorse. She gathers together a group of locals who each agree to pitch in 10 pounds a week. They raise their foal on a hillside made of slag from the coal mine and nurture it to maturity. Reflecting their pride and flights of fancy, they name their horse Dream Alliance.
To the astonishment of the racing elite, Dream becomes an unlikely champion, beating the finest thoroughbreds in the land. Then, in one fateful race, the horse—which embodies the plucky band of misfits’ hopes and dreams—has a near-fatal accident. Nursed back to health through the love of his owners, Dream makes a remarkable recovery, returning to the track for a heart-pounding comeback.
Buoyantly crafted by filmmaker Louise Osmond, Dark Horse is a life-affirming underdog story that will touch the hearts of anyone who has dared to dream. —Sundance Institute
show starts at 7.30pm
Tickets £4 will be on sale at
Ginger Whites 10 Beulah Road,
Deri Stores 1 Wenallt Rd
The Honeypot Newsagent 93A Heol Llanishen Fach
Monico Movies show at
Canolfan Beulah Church Community Centre,
Beulah Road, Cardiff, CF14 6LX