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Watch ‘Racing Dreams’ Online (for a Limited Time!)

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The POV documentary Racing Dreams, from the director of the Oscar-nominated If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front and Street Fight, is now streaming online on POV’s website and on PBS’s mobile apps for iPad or iPhone through March 24, 2012.

Fondly described as “Talladega Nights meets Catcher in the Rye,” Racing Dreams chronicles a year in the life of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. Though they aren’t old enough for driver’s licenses, Brandon, Josh and Annabeth race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in the World Karting Association’s National Pavement Series, the “Little League” of professional racing. The film by Marshall Curry (Oscar®-nominated Street Fight, POV 2005; Oscar®-nominated If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, POV 2011) is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle. Winner of Best Documentary Feature Award, Tribeca Film Festival.

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POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
  • Bemoore1258

    I’d like to say thank you to Brandon’s Grandfather, from experience, it is the most important relationship he will ever have.  My daughter accomplished her goals based on what her Grandparents had taught her, done for her and the love they had for her.  When they passed, she said that although sometimes she wish they were still around, she understood that whatever she did in her life would reflect on them and I assure you Brandon will one day look back and remember what you gave to him! I love it! So good job Brandon and Granddad!

  • Bemoore1258

    I so enjoyed wathchiing this doc. and I am as sure as Josh’s father that this is in his blood.  I looked at him as he reved that engine and his pupils dialated, lol! He will absolutely become a premiere NASCAR racer some day, so good look and I’ll keep my hears opened.  Annabeth, you make me proud to be a female…….I love it, good luck to you as well, you make your mom and dad proud, win lose or draw.