I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine – a sunny British summer, who would have thought it?! But if the sun is a bit much and you need a break, why not come along to Millman Street and watch the award-winning documentary Ping Pong? It’s well worth a watch – last years Olympics have nothing on this!
The film will be showing on Monday 5th August at 1pm at Millman Street.
8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia.
Terry (81) having been given a week to live, gets in sight of winning gold. Inge (89) has used table tennis to train her way out of the dementia ward she committed herself to. Australian legend Dorothy deLow is 100, and finds herself a mega celebrity in this rarefied world and Texan Lisa Modlich, a new-comer at 85 years old, is determined to do whatever it takes to win her first gold. This film is as much about the tenacity of the human spirit as it is a meditation on mortality.
For more about the film and the UK care campaign, have a look at the website: http://pingpongfilm.co.uk/