Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Race (2016)

Race (2016)

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. 

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Writers:Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse

Stars:Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree |



The Jewish organizers of the 1936 Olympics, Theodor Lewald and Carl Diem, wanted a huge PR win for Germany so afterwards, these gains would not be lost by treating Jews harshly. As a result, 70% of the German Jews were able to emigrate by 1941. But for those Olympics, and the press coverage generated by Jesse Owens, this outcome would not have been possible. Written by Rey Olsen.


The incredible true story of gold medal champion Jesse Owens


Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and language


Official Sites:Official Facebook | Official site |

Country:France | Germany | Canada


Release Date:

19 February 2016 (USA)

Also Known As:10 secondes de liberté

Did You Know?


John Boyega was originally attached to play Jesse Owens, but dropped out to star in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Stephen James then took the lead role.