The Phantom of the Open


The Main 1 Thu, May 5, 2022 7:00 PM
The Main 3 Thu, May 5, 2022 7:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$60.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$40.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Festival Programs:Special Presentations
Family Drama
True Story
Historical Drama
Release Year:2021
Runtime:106 min
Country/Region:United Kingdom
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Director:Craig Roberts
Producer:Tom Miller
Nichola Martin
Kate Glover
Cinematographer:Kit Fraser
Screenwriter:Simon Farnaby
Editor:Jonathan Amos
Composer:Isobel Waller-Bridge
Principal Cast:Mark Rylance
Sally Hawkins
Rhys Ifans
Jake Davies
Christian Lees
Jonah Lees
Mark Lewis Jones
Johann Myers
Ash Tandon
Tim Steed
Steve Oram


MSPIFF41 Opening Presentation

Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, and Rhys Ifan star, and offer stellar performances in this British biographical comedy drama inspired by the true story of Maurice Flitcroft, whose unrelenting optimism gained him entry into the 1976 British Open–despite never having played a round of golf. A delightful ‘comfy slice of cinema’ ‘with bite and soul.’

Maurice, a humble crane operator from Barrow-in-Furness secures his spot only to shoot the worst round in Open history, drawing the ire of the golfing elite, but becoming a folk hero in the process and, more importantly, showing his family, including his twin disco-dancing sons, the importance of pursuing your dreams.

Director Biography

Craig Roberts

Craig Roberts is a Welsh actor, writer and director with numerous roles to his credit, including his star turn in the film Submarine (2010), for which he won a BAFTA. His films Just Jim (2015) and Eternal Beauty (2019). The Phantom of the Open (2021) is his most recent feature.

MSPIFF41 Opening Presentation Film and Party

Generously sponsored by the members of MSP Film Society

Opening Presentation Film & Ticket: $60 general, $40 members

MSPIFF’s Opening Night celebration is the cinematic event of the year! After the Opening Night screening of Phantom of the Open make your way nextdoor to Pracna and enjoy drinks and treats as we disco dance the night away with our fellow film lovers to celebrate the launch of MSPIFF41!

DJ Dean Vaccaro

DJ Dean Vaccaro

A perennial fixture of the Minnesota music scene, DJ Dean Vaccaro has been holding court and keeping dance floors full at literally every major venue in town, from First Avenue, to Rogue and Pacific Club, all the way back to Grafitti's. As his star on the First Ave wall of fame attests, he developed a loyal following for his diverse repertoires of deep house, '80s underground, real disco and lounge exotica. Put on your dancing shoes on because he is sure to lure us all onto the dance floor at the A-Mill Artist Lofts to celebrate Opening Night of MSPIFF41!

Date: Thursday May 5

Time: 7 PM - 11 PM

Film Location: The Main: 115 Main St. SE, Minneapolis

Post Film Party Location:

Nextdoor to The Main at Pracna,  117 SE Main St., Minneapolis