Thursday, March 25, 2010

Florida Film Festival Racing Documentary



As a person who love documentary film I am looking forward to seeing this at the Florida Film Festival...

Racing Dreams

DIRECTED BY MARSHALL CURRY
USA, 2009
96 MIN

Where are tomorrow’s NASCAR drivers? If they’re tweeners, they might be flying around a track at 70 mph in the World Kart Association National Pavement Series. RACING DREAMS, named Tribeca Film Fest’s Best Documentary, spotlights three young drivers as they balance a need for speed with adolescence, sponsorship concerns, parental desires, and the financial burdens of regular racing (estimated at $5,000/race by one adult). There’s Josh, a savvy 12 year-old who studies NASCAR pros squeezing in sponsor mentions during interviews; 13 year-old Brandon, battling aggression issues on and off the track; and Annabeth, a coltish 11 year-old increasingly curious about life beyond racing and crushing hard on Brandon. Through brilliant editing, the film makes the convoluted world of racing understandable (and exciting) to non-NASCAR fans, and Academy-Award nominated director Marshall Curry (Street Fight) excels in capturing personal moments—the post-race football game and picnic, the awkward long-distance phone calls between Annabeth and Brandon, the spooky reappearance of Brandon’s ex-con dad. Wholesome but never bland, RACING DREAMS is essential viewing for any family experiencing or wondering about the joys and burdens of raising a super-talented child—be they kart racer, golfer, tennis player, or whatever.

Check times and more info at:
http://www.floridafilmfestival.com/films_events/film_guide/racing_dreams/