EVERY MOVIE HAS A LESSON: “Race”

Highlighting the worthy American legend that is James Cleveland “Jesse” Owens, the new film “Race” may not roundly deviate from the tried-and-true sports film formula we have seen in dozens of films.  Nonetheless, director Stephen Hopkins’s film radiates an impassioned heart that few other films of the sports genre can rival or surpass.  In a present day of questionable athletic role models (and on the timely heels of Black History Month), this is the kind of film we should be sending buses of school students of all ages to instead of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” movies.  Read the rest of Don Shanahan’s review at Every Movie Has a Lesson and Examiner.com.

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