For a movie about the then fastest man alive, Race certainly takes its time – the story of how Jesse Owens became the winner of four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics of 1936 makes up its more dawdling sections with unexpected (frequently truth is stranger than fiction) details and a strong performance by Stephan […]
‘On the track, there is no black and white. Only fast and slow.’ That’s Jesse Owens talking about prejudice. Owens went to the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and tore a few pages from the record books – making Adolf Hitler’s perfect Aryan race look very imperfect. Race is the story of how he did […]
In 1936, Adolf Hitler’s Germany hosted the Olympic Games. He meant it to be a showcase for the superiority of the Aryan race. Jesse Owens did not get that memo. Race opens on February 19th. Follow the jump for four telling clips from the movie.