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Race Jogs But It Gets There In The End!

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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 James.

While Owens’ story hits a lot of familiar sports movie beats, the moments of pure truth that require those beats overcome the movie’s moments of familiarity.

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Only Fast and Slow Trailer: Race!

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Stephan James as Jesse Owens (Phot by Thibault Grabherr – Courtesy of Focus Features)

‘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 that. It opens on February 19th. Take a look behind the scenes in three new videos from Focus Features following the break.

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