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Racing Dreams

Marshall Curry

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Screening time  
01.03. / Utorak, 19:00 - 21:00 Dvorana 1  
03.03. / Četvrtak, 12:00 - 14:00 Dvorana 2  
04.03. / Petak, 15:00 - 17:00 Dvorana 1  
Clocking speeds of up to 70 mph, young drivers race their way through the year-long National Series that spawned many of NASCAR’s top drivers.

And at the same time, they navigate the treacherous road between childhood and young adulthood. Josh, who started racing when he was five, is bright and focused beyond his years. He studies both the driving styles and the interview styles of NASCAR drivers, and he understands that success in this sport requires professionalism above all. Brandon is funny and charismatic, but his hot temper often leads him into trouble. He is gunning to win the championship that he lost last year when he was disqualified for rough driving. With a difficult home life, racing is as much of an escape as a passion for him. Annabeth, the talented daughter of a retired race car driver, spends nearly every weekend at the track and struggles to balance a love for racing with a desire to be a regular kid. In intimate moments of young love and family struggle, this exciting and often humorous story has been fondly described as ‘part ‘Catcher in the Rye’, part ‘Talladega Nights’.

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Marshall Curry

Marshall Curry got his start directing, shooting, and editing with the highly-acclaimed Street Fight (2005), which was nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His next film, Racing Dreams (2009), won numerous awards. Curry’s third documentary, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, won the Sundance Film Festival award for Best Documentary Editing and was nominated for an Academy Award. Curry was Executive Producer of Mistaken for Strangers (2013).

Racing Dreams

USA
2009, 96', color, video

Directed by:
Marshall Curry

Screenplay by:
Marshall Curry

Cinematography:
Marshall Curry, Peter Gordon, Wolfgang Held, Alan Jacobsen

Edited by:
Marshall Curry, Matthew Hamachek, Mary Manhardt

Music:
Joel Goodman, The National

Producers:
Bristol Baughan, Marshall Curry

Produced by:
GOOD, White Buffalo Entertainment

Festivals & Awards:

Tribeca Film Festival 2009 - Best Documentary

Nashville Film Festival - Best Documentary

Jacksonville Film Festival - Best Documentary

Florida Film Festival - Audience Award

Indianapolis Film Festival - Audience Award

Chicago Film Festival - Silver Hugo Award