Sundance Film Review: Dark Horse

Posted January 26, 2015 in
Dark Horse
Dark Horse

Dark Horse
Sundance Film Festival
Director: Louise Osmond

Who doesn’t love a rags-to-riches story, especially when that unbelievable tale didn’t come out of the mind of some writer in Hollywood but was, in fact, true? Such is the case with barmaid Jan Voxes and her wild idea to convince a group of locals, later known as The Alliance Partnership, to invest in breeding a championship racing horse. With the coalition in agreement, they set in motion the procurement of their potential equestrian moneymaker, Dream Alliance. While the initial bouts were not promising, the stallion proved to have as much heart as he did might. As the company makes astonishing accomplishments, they are soon challenged with a horrific tragedy and only the strongest of fighters comes out on top. You can’t help but smile as these “village idiots” invade the sophisticated “sport of kings” and bring all us yahoo audience members along for the ride. The sheer joy and passion Voxes has for her horse forces onlookers to shed a tear of sadness and joy in one blink. There are few films that jolt you to the core forcing you to stand up and cheer, but Louise Osmond’s feel-good account is pure perfection that’ll have you not only on your feet but jumping up and down as well. 
-Jimmy Martin


Screening Times:

Time: Wednesday, Jan. 28 @ 3:30 p.m. Venue: Red Stone Cinema 1, Park City

Time: Thursday, Jan. 29 @ 6:00 p.m. Venue: Sundance Mountain Resort Screening Room, Sundance

Time: Friday, Jan. 30 @ 8:30 a.m. Venue: Library Center Theatre, Park City