Tommy’S Honour – Review

Jack Lowden stars as Tommy Morris in Tommy’S Honour. Photo by Neil Davidson (c). Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Tommy’S Honour focuses on the mid-19th century founding of modern golf by a Scottish father and son, but it is as much about the British class system and a family as it is about golf.

This well-acted, authentically-detailed historical film spotlights Old Tom and Young Tom Morris, the working-class father and son who both founded the modern game and popularized it in the mid-19th century. Greens keeper and course pro at St. Andrews, Tom Morris Sr. did not invent the sport but he did much to mold it into its present form, making clubs and balls in the golf shop he owned and later designing golf courses. “Old Tom” was a talented player who established the first championship and won many bets for his aristocratic backers, but his
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Sundance announces first titles

Olly Alexander, Emily Browning and Hannah Murray in Stuart Murdoch's God Help The Girl Photo: Neil Davidson Sundance Institute has announced the films selected for its competition sections, Next, Spotlight, New Frontier and Park City at Midnight strands for the 30th edition of the festival.

Two UK films will compete in the World Dramatic Competition - God Help The Girl, helmed by Belle and Sebastian star Stuart Murdoch and Lilting, written and directed by Hong Khaou.

The country also has a strong showing in the World Documentary Competition, with Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard's 20,000 Days On Earth and Nadav Schirman's UK co-production The Green Prince vying for the prize. For the first time a UK production has also made it into the low-budget Next section, with Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate Behavior joining the line-up. Meanwhile, the Spotlight section, which plays host to films that have been causing waves on the festival circuit,
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