*(Toronto, Canada) – Last night (02-11-16), Focus Features hosted an exclusive red carpet screening of the upcoming film “RACE” at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Canada to kick off NBA All Star Weekend 2016.
Attendees included RACE lead actors Stephan James (“Selma”) and Jason Sudeikis (SNL/”We’re the Millers”) as well as Rick Fox (NBA.com’s “After Dark with Rick Fox”), Donovan Bailey (Track and Field Olympian), Michael “Pinball” Clemons (American-Canadian Vice Chair, Toronto Argonauts) Dalton Pompey (Toronto Blue Jays), Drew Scott (HGTV’s “Property Brothers”), Norm Kelly (Toronto City Councilor), Shanice Banton (Actress) Shamier Anderson (Actor) and more!
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. RACE is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.
RACE stars Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton and William Hurt. It is directed by Stephen Hopkins (“The Ghost and the Darkness,” “24”)
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