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Synopsis

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.

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Watch Video for Racing Dreams
Marshall Curry
Filmmaker Interview
End of the Season/Road
Classroom Clip
The Economics of Racing
Classroom Clip
The Dangers of Racing
Classroom Clip
Meet Annabeth
Classroom Clip
Overview of Kart Racing
Classroom Clip
Racing Dreams
Feature Film