The Phantom of the Open


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jul 22, 2022 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jul 23, 2022 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Jul 24, 2022 1:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Jul 26, 2022 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jul 27, 2022 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jul 28, 2022 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:106 minutes
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Craig Roberts
Cast:Mark Rylance
Sally Hawkins
Rhys Ifans


“The Phantom of the Open” stars Academy Award-winner Mark Rylance, Academy Award-nominee Sally Hawkins and BAFTA Award-winner Rhys Ifans.

Follow your dreams, wherever they take you. “The Phantom of the Open” tells the heartwarming true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a dreamer and unrelenting optimist. Things have never been easy for the working-class family man, but along the way he’s tried his hand at everything from writing and painting to high-diving and songwriting. His philosophy in life is simple: follow your dreams - something he encourages everyone around him to do as well.

This humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976, despite never playing a round of golf before.

With pluckiness, optimism and his twin sons at his side, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious, and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, all without success, and much to the annoyance of the elitist golfing community — but to the delight of fans worldwide where his exploits became folklore.

He shot the worst round in Open history, but became a folk hero in the process.

Based on the remarkable true story of a man who embodied the ethos of “everyone deserves a shot at glory”, “The Phantom of the Open” is the extraordinary story of an ordinary man who — with the encouragement of his family — made history by reminding us all to dream big, no matter how it turns out.

“Cheerful! Crowd-pleasing!” — The Spectator

“When Rylance is on screen everyone’s a winner! Thrillingly unpredictable!” — London Evening Standard

“Mark Rylance scores! Terrific!” — Time Out

“A biographical comedy with an unlikely hero that will both make you laugh and cry.” — Daily Mirror