116 minutes – Drama
Canadian release date: February 19, 2016
Canadian distributor: Entertainment One
Partially shot in Montreal, this is the true story of Jesse Owens (Canadian actor Stephan James), the African American track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. Owens goes to Ohio State to study and while there, is spotted by coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), who recognizes Jesse’s potential. He inspires Jesse to aim for gold at the next Olympics, to be held in Germany. Meanwhile American officials deliberate on whether the United States should participate or withdraw, due to Hitler’s Nazi regime and its treatment of Jews and other minorities. Race is a France-Germany-Canada co-production.
Stephen Hopkins Louis-Philippe Rochon Karsten Brünig Thierry Potok Jean-Charles Levy Luc Dayan Kate Garwood Nicolas Manuel Dominique Séguin
George Acogny Jonathan Bronfman Morgan Emmery Scott Kennedy Al Munteanu Thierry Potok Mark Slone
Jesse Owens Larry Snyder Dave Albritton Ruth Solomon Leni Riefenstahl Avery Brundage Jeremiah Mahoney Carl ‘Luz’ Long Dean Cromwell Lawson Robertson Peggy Joseph Goebbels St-John Eulace Peacock Ken Seitz Mel Walker Frank Wykoff Foy Draper Ralph Metcalfe Marty Glickman Sam Stoller Charles Sherrill Alfred J. Lill Fred Rubien Francis Schmidt (football coach) Emma Owens (mother) Henry Owens (father) Adolf Hitler Hans Ertl Wolfgang Furstner Harry Davis Reverend Ernest Hall Carl Diem Adolf Dassler Reporter #2 Reporter #3 Doorman Hans Von Tschammer Phil Diamond (head timer Ferry Field) Quinella Nickerson Announcer at Ferry Field