Summer In February, the film about the great equine artist Sir Alfred Munnings, will be released in the UK on Friday, 14 June.

The film stars Dominic Cooper as Munnings and Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame as his friend, Gilbert Evans. It tells the story of the artist’s fateful love affair with his first wife, Florence, played by Emily Browning.

Two premiers are being held at the Curzon cinema in Mayfair, London next week, to raise money for equestrian charities. The 10 June screening, hosted by Clare Balding, is in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund and Retraining of Racehorses.

On 11 June, Sir Peter O’Sullevan — who knew Munnings well — hosts a second screening, in aid of his charitable trust.

This news story was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (6 June 2013)