Showing on Thursday March 3rd at 7:30pm @ AMC

Showing as part of the 'Super Sunday Sports Day' event on Sunday March 6th at 7:30pm @ AMC

Director and contributor Q and A

Directed by Rachel Viollet

(United States)

Starring - Sir Alex Ferguson, Bryan Robson, Dennis Law, Nobby Stiles, Wilf Mcguiness, Paddy Crerand, Mike Summerbee, Jeff Whitefoot, Johnny Giles, Fred Eyre

Runtime- 84 minutes

English language

The Dennis Viollet story is for anyone who believes the impossible is possible. A pioneer in the footballing world, this inspiring documentary showcases Dennis’ career, and pays homage to a man whose vision helped first bring soccer to the US and the forefront of the sporting world.

Born and bred in Fallowfield, Manchester, Dennis was a young boy growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of post-war England and signed for Manchester United at the age of fifteen. Ten years later, he becomes one of the greatest players in the club’s history. He saw United through its darkest hour, the Munich air crash, where tragically many of Dennis’s teammates lost their lives. After recovering from serious injuries suffered in Munich, Dennis went on to set United’s single season goal scoring record, and became Captain of the Club. It was also during this period that Dennis helped launch a campaign to abolish English soccers maximum wage, which saw players earning as little as thirty pounds a week, or the equivalent of forty-five dollars! This helped paved the way for football to become a full-time profession for players around the world.

**Opening Gala night feature length film.

* Part of both the 'Inspiring Women in Film' programme to coincide with Manchester's 2016 'Wonder Woman' season and 'Super Sunday Sports Day' event.

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Showing on Thursday March 3rd at 7:30pm @ AMC

Showing as part of the "Super Sunday Sports event on Sunday March 6th at 7:30pm @ AMC