Being Ap

Dir. Anthony Wonke | Documentary | U.K. | 2015 | 103 min.

SATURDAY, March 19, 2016 - Chilmark School


A.P. McCoy is a man addicted to winning. A legendary jockey in the world of British horse-racing, he constantly risks life and limb in his determination to leave behind an unbeatable legacy of wins and championship titles. Heart-stopping race footage alongside intimate at-home moments with his wife and two small children paint a vivid picture of the adrenaline-based lifestyle of this complicated athlete. Nearing forty, he begins to confront a fate that scares him more than any injury or risk of death does: the pressure to retire. “Pain is temporary,” he says. “Losing is permanent.”

“Superb. An amazing insight into a true legend." – Racing Post, United Kingdom