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Format: DVD
Sku: 229704760
UPC: 841887016711
UPC 14: 00841887016711
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Editor's Note
After the critical success of STREET FIGHT, which documented upstart Cory Booker's hard-fought effort to unseat embattled Newark mayor Sharpe James, filmmaker Marshall Curry switches gears with RACING DREAMS, a look at three adolescents who race in the World Karting Association. With racers driving karts that reach up to 70 mph, the World Karting Association has come to be seen as a sort of unofficial minor leagues for NASCAR, and Annabeth Barnes, Josh Hobson, and Brandon Warren -- all between 11 and 13 years old, are promising young stars of the circuit. Curry's film explores the dynamics of kart racing, and takes an intimate look at all three kids and the individual challenges they face. Hobson, who idolizes Jeff Gordon, is the slickest of the three. He does well in school, and practices his interview skills along with his driving. The brash Warren struggles to control his temper, which has gotten him into trouble on the track, while Barnes finds herself missing out on the ordinary pleasures of childhood, and wonders whether or not she's ready to commit her life to racing. Curry also shows how economic and gender issues impact the kids' ability to compete in the expensive sport. While Warren comes from a disadvantaged background and depends on finding a sponsor to be able to fulfill his dreams, Barnes is fortunate enough to be a top female competitor at a time when NASCAR is actively trying to promote diversity in its ranks. RACING DREAMS had its world premiere at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won Best Documentary Feature, and placed second for the Audience Award.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: PBS
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/22/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 96 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2009
Video UPC UPC: 00841887016711
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Marshall Curry - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Clark Caldwell - Additional DOP
Video Cast Info Benjamin S. Wolf - Additional DOP
Video Cast Info Alan Jacobsen - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Matthew Hamachek - Post-Production Supervisor
Video Cast Info Hope Hall - Additional DOP
Video Cast Info Daniel Carter - Additional DOP
Video Cast Info Peter Gordon - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info The National - Composer
Video Cast Info Annabeth Barnes - Host
Video Cast Info Josh Hobson - Host
Video Cast Info Brandon Warren - Host
Video Cast Info Wolfgang Held - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Al Nelson - Sound
Video Cast Info Bill Gallagher - Production Manager/UPM
Video Cast Info Joel Goodman - Composer
Video Cast Info Axel Baumann - Additional DOP
Video Cast Info Marshall Curry - Director

Professional Reviews

Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "Curry, who received an Academy Award for his 2005 documentary STREET FIGHT, captures the pulse pounding excitement of the races throughout the multi-state series." 05/28/2010

Los Angeles Times
"[T]he emotional dynamics of its trio of formative hopefuls, and their touching relationships with the parents or guardians who work hard at enabling their passion, set a solid pace." 07/23/2010

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