Race

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A lot to digest in this behind the scenes clip from the film “Race” which came out t his February. If you, like me, were unfamiliar with the story’s Olympian hero, Jesse Owens, check out NPR’s full story, which covers the amazing story of African American Olympians competing in Nazi Germany. I’ve attached the audio. VFX, Film, Race Relations.  I first saw the post on cgmeetup of course 🙂

Race is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.[4] Directed by Stephen Hopkins and written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, the film stars Stephan James as Owens, and co-stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, William Hurt and Carice van Houten.

Principal photography began on July 24, 2014, in Montreal, Canada. Forecast Pictures, Solofilms, and Trinity Race produced the film, Entertainment One released the film in Canada, Focus Features in the United States on February 19, 2016, Eagle Pictures in Italy on March 31, 2016, and SquareOne Entertainment in Germany on May 5, 2016. The film was supported by the Owens family, the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Jesse Owens Trust and the Luminary Group.[4]

The film’s name is a play on the two meanings of the word “race” in English, both of which are very relevant to the film’s plot: Owens’ being black, a racial identity which greatly influenced his life and career, both in the US and in the Berlin Olympics; and his running again and again a race to win various running competitions. ~ Wikipedia (Of course)

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