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The Race

Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 28, 2011

Like Billy Elliott with go-karts, THE RACE is an Irish charmer about a young protagonist challenging gender stereotypes and overcoming family hardships to fulfill her dreams. When Mary is not helping out on the family farm, she’s speeding around in her handmade go-kart, red hair flying as she careens recklessly down the narrow roads that crisscross the lush, verdant hills of rural Ireland. Dreaming of becoming a race car driver, she sneaks into the boys’ changing room and signs up for the community’s annual race, which is traditionally restricted to boys. As the only girl in the competition, she faces ridicule and scorn from all sides – but Mary doesn’t let the endless teasing intimidate her as she sets her sights on becoming the best racer in town.

  • Country Ireland
  • Rating NR
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Andre F. Nebe