Everyone loves an underdog story. “Dark Horse” is about how a few remarkable people in a small town in Wales decided to breed a racehorse.
It’s the engaging characters here and the very loveable horse, Dream Alliance, that grab your attention and hurtle you through a fantastic documentary.
It won the audience award at Sundance. Director and writer Louise Osmond has pulled together a mix of archive footage, reconstruction and interviews to create a memorable film.
Jan Vokes is the inspiring woman who had a dream. She enlisted 30 friends, including Howard Davies, to help fund the process.
Commentary on class exists here and the reality and ordinary nature of the real lives operate in sharp contrast to the high stakes of racing.
It all warms your heart. It was another free screening for members of Stratford East Picturehouse. It’s truly worth seeing and will lift your spirits and your day.