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FILM: RACE (PG)
Thu, 17th November, 2016 @ 19:00pm - 21:15pm£3 – £18
★★★”Every sports film needs some solid opposition to raise the stakes. How about the entire Third Reich” The Telegraph
This drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens(Stephan James) and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
.Young Jesse Owens (Stephan James) becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the the world that he’s the fastest man alive.
The film was supported by the Owens family, the Jesse Owens Foundation, the Jesse Owens Trust