Last Race, The

Michael Dweck | 2018 | 75 min | USA


Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Documentary
NY Spotlight
Release Year:2018
Running Time:75 minutes
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Dweck
Screenwriter:Michael Dweck
Gregory Kershaw
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Date Search:Sun. 11/11
Venue:Soundview - Port Washington
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Long Island is the birthplace of American stock car racing, but today, only one racetrack remains: Riverhead Raceway. Established in 1949 on an initially rural part of Long Island, the land has seen its value skyrocket in the subsequent years. With the track now worth over $10 million, the octogenarian owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty struggle to keep the bulldozers at bay.

In his debut feature, acclaimed visual artist Michael Dweck explores the issues of class divide and corporate interest that have impacted both the racing industry and region as a whole in this beautiful, visceral, mesmerizing ode to a dying American tradition.
Official selection of the Sundance and Hamptons Film Festivals.