BATTLE MOUNTAIN: GRAEME OBREE’S STORY
DAVID STREET | UK, SPAIN, USA | 2015 | 104m | 12A
w/ MINING POEMS OR ODES
CALLUM RICE | UK | 2015 | 10m
The portrait of a Scottish sports legend, exploring the fragility of the mind and the mental strength required to break world records. Weaving archive footage, interviews and personal testimony, as well as the reality of building and racing bikes, the film sees Obree fighting his demons and finding the will to succeed.
Preceded by MINING POEMS OR ODES a striking documentary about Robert, an ex-shipyard welder from Govan, and his newfound compulsion to write. Winner of a 2016 BAFTA Scotland Award.
Charlie Milarvie, Graeme Obree's Manager, will take part in a post-screening discussion.