Film - Race (2016) Presented by Barbara Steffek-Hill

Cleveland’s Jesse Owens (Stephan James) attends Ohio State University, achieving track and field prominence. His coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis) recognizes Owens’ Olympic potential. The U.S Olympic organizations are debating if a team should be sent into Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich for the upcoming 1936 Games. Avery Brundage (Jeremy Irons) makes a compelling case to go, and Owens qualifies for the squad. In the running long jump event, Germany boasts reigning European champion Carl “Luz” Long (David Kross), Owens’ most formidable challenger. With the Games about to begin, excitement and tensions run high. Barbara Steffek-Hill presents a series of classic and contemporary films from her personal favorites. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Main Library Auditorium