More than 25 years on from a monumental world-record breaking innings for Warwickshire at Edgbaston, filmmaker Sam Lockyer's feature documentary 501 Not Out tells the story of his childhood hero and cricket’s first truly global superstar - the legendary Brian Lara.
Exploring Lara’s remarkable ascent in 1994, the film also celebrates his development in Trinidad and features interviews with a number of iconic names from the world of cricket. These include his former international and county team-mates from the historic treble winning season, his friends, coaches and school teachers in the Caribbean, fans who witnessed the marathon knock first-hand and those inspired by his heroics. Notable contributions come from Sir Curtly Ambrose, Allan Donald, Dermot Reeve, Gladstone Small, Dennis Amiss, Jonathan ‘Aggers’ Agnew, Ian Bell, Deryck Murray, Bryan Davis and Trini Posse Group co-founders Nikki Borde and Nigel Camacho.
Featuring rarely seen archive footage and stills, the film also examines the wider impact of Lara’s arrival and success at Warwickshire, coming so soon after his incredible test record of 375 for the West Indies. 501 Not Out brings an amazing story to life on the big screen for the very first time with this special screening plus Q&A, coinciding with the climax of Ireland’s white-ball tour of the Caribbean. It also marks the start of a UK cinema tour in 2020.