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Race the Jesse Owens story out Now & at Film Boutique 21 June

You can catch ‘Race’ in cinemas from the 3rd June and we have organised a special Kush screening at the Kush Film Boutique on Tuesday 21st June (see our ‘Events‘ page here for more details)

 

Altitude Film Entertainment Presents

CELEBRATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF JESSE OWENS BECOMING THE SURPRISE STAR OF THE BERLIN 1936 OLYMPICS

 

RACE-QUAD

STARRING STEPHAN JAMES, JASON SUDEIKIS AND JEREMY IRONS
RELEASES IN UK CINEMAS ON JUNE 3RD

Stephen Hopkins’ Race, which follows black athlete Jesse Owens’ meteoric rise to become a four-time Olympic gold medallist at the 1936 games in Nazi Germany, will release in UK cinemas on Friday, June 3rd.

In 1936 the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany.  Organised by the ruling Nazi-Party, the games were intended to showcase Hitler’s vision of the supremacy of the Aryan race.  That Nazi dream was shattered by a black American athlete named Jesse Owens.

Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, a man that the New York Times called “the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history.”  Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, friendship and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

Directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Stephen Hopkins (The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), Race stars Stephan James (Selma) as Jesse Owens and Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses) and also features Academy Award-winners Jeremy Irons and William Hurt as well as Carice Van Houten (Game of Thrones). Made with the cooperation of the Jesse Owens Foundation as well as the Owens family, Race was written by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel (Frankie & Alice).

Hamish Moseley, Altitude Film Entertainment’s Head of Distribution says, “We’re proud to be bringing Race and Jesse Owens’ incredible story to the UK. With the Rio Olympics just around the corner, and the 80th anniversary of Owens’ success, it couldn’t be a better time to celebrate such an icon on the big screen.”

See Race on Tues 21st June at the Kush Film Boutique @ Regent Street Cinema, London, W1B 2UW


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