CELEBRATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF JESSE OWENS BECOMING THE SURPRISE STAR OF THE BERLIN 1936 OLYMPICS, We are delighted to bring you the official UK trailer for RACE, ahead of its UK release. The trailer provides a look into the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose 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.
Stephen Hopkins’ Race, which follows black athlete Jesse Owens’ meteoric rise to become a four-time Olympic gold medalist at the 1936 games in Nazi Germany.
In 1936 the Olympic Games were held in Berlin, Germany. Organised by the ruling Nazi-Party, the games were intended to showcase Hitler’s vision of the supremacy of the Aryan race. That Nazi dream was shattered by a black American athlete named Jesse Owens.
Race is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, a man that the New York Times called “the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history.” Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, friendship and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
RACE will be release in UK cinemas on Friday, June 3rd.