Downhill Racer

Downhill Racer

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Friday, December 20 - Sunday, December 22, 2013

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35mm print

“Fine first feature from Ritchie, concentrating — as in so much of his work (The Candidate, Smile, Semi-Tough) — on the cost and rewards of winning. Redford is the ambitious skier, out to break all records, and contemptuous of the teamwork advocated by the coach (Gene Hackman) when he goes to Europe for the Olympics. The understated performances and reluctance to emphasise plot result in convincing characterisations… and the location skiing sequences, revealing Ritchie’s background and interest in documentary styles, are simply astounding, even for those with little interest in the sport.” – Time Out (London)

NR, 101 Minutes
USA, 1969

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