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  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Friday 15 July (13.00)All tickets £6.50

McEnroe is an intimate portrait of one of the most explosive and compelling sporting icons of all time.

John McEnroe was an era-defining talent, the Number One men's tennis player in the world for four consecutive years, but also a man prone to self-destruction. It’s this internal conflict that drove John to the very top, and very nearly broke him too. McEnroe features unseen film archive from some of the biggest matches in tennis history – including the US Open and Wimbledon – as well as home video footage from John himself.

Contributions from John’s children and his wife, Patty Smyth, provide a level of intimacy that takes the film beyond a mere sports biopic, and into the realms of something deeply personal and confessional. Featuring icons such as Billie Jean King, Bjorn Borg and Keith Richards, the film brings to life a golden age of tennis and the 1980’s excess of John’s hometown: New York City.

Beyond John’s tennis legacy (his combined 149 titles still rank as the highest in the Men’s Open era), John’s story grows to become a search for connection, a journey towards acceptance of himself and others. Compassionate, human and heartfelt, McEnroe is the definitive documentary of a force of nature powered by the beating heart of New York.

A moving, unflinchingly honest portrait of a complex icon.

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  • Director Barney Douglas
  • Country USA/UK
  • Year of Production 2022
  • Running Time 1h44m
  • Certificate 15
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