Race is based on 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. As a student and athlete in Depression-era America, James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens (portrayed by Stephan James of Selma) bears the weight of family expectations, racial tension at his college Ohio State University, and his own high standards for competition.
Race, MPAA-rated “PG-13,” is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
This event is held in partnership with Focus Features and the City of Little Rock.
Ron Robinson Theater
Monday, February 22
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. | Program begins at 6:30 p.m.