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Racing Dreams

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PBS Premiere: February 23, 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, POV 2011) is a humorous and heartbreaking portrait of racing, young love and family struggle. Winner of Best Documentary Feature Award, Tribeca Film Festival. (90 minutes)

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TAGS: car racing, cars, growing up, nascar, race car driver, racing, youth

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Film Information

Racing Dreams (90 min.)

Premiere Date: February 23, 2012

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmaker: Marshall Curry Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Press Release | Critical Acclaim

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Critical Acclaim

Absorbing… Racing Dreams is one of the rare documentaries you leave wishing it was a little bit longer.”

— Stephen Holden,
The New York Times

Four Stars: Marshall Curry’s outstanding documentary won’t just entertain your family for a little while. It’ll also inspire everyone to find a new passion.”

— Elizabeth Weitzman,
New York Daily News

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