Young Jesse Owens (Stephan James) becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the the world that he's the fastest man alive.
This multi-award winning film is an outstanding story of sprinter, Jesse Owens, and the small and large heroism of athletes navigating racism in the context of the 1936 Olympics - held in Nazi Germany. It depicts a tumultuous collision of adversity, achievement, and integrity. It also shows that virtue can shine in unlikely places.
Spiritual staying power and stamina
Consistently seeking to do what is good
Self-imposed sacrifice and obedience
Article Excerpt: "Run, don’t walk, to see “Race” (Focus), a supremely entertaining biopic about Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens (Stephan James). Eighty years have passed since Owens, an African-American, won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, single-handedly dealing a devastating blow to Nazism and its belief in Aryan supremacy. Director Stephen Hopkins deftly explores the double meaning of the film’s title, chronicling Owens’ personal struggle against racism and bigotry while celebrating his astounding athletic achievements. What emerges is a valuable history lesson for adolescents as well as their parents, and an inspiring portrait of personal courage, determination, friendship and tolerance. " Read More
Watch this short video to get an in-depth look at the true struggle and impact of the life of Jesse Owens. His role transforming racist attitudes in America can not be overstated, something which required incredible fortitude of him. Extraordinary sportsmanship, profound strength under pressure, and heroic integrity are the hallmarks of this man's life. Read More
Watch the moment of Jesse Owens' triumph in the Olympics. Read More
The film depicts an unmarried sexual relationship, with a child born to unmarried parents.
The film portrays actors using profanity multiple times to denigrate others and in various situations.