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Race’s Teaser Trailer Follows Olympian Jesse Owens Sprinting Towards Racial Tolerance

Legendary Olympian athlete Jesse Owens is racing towards achieving recognition in not only the sport of track and field, but also in raising tolerance towards people of all ethnicities, in the first teaser trailer for the upcoming biographical film, ‘Race.’ Focus Features, which will distribute the sports drama in theaters on February 19, 2016, has unveiled the teaser clip before the official trailer debuts on Yahoo! Movies today at 1pm EST/10am PST.

The following synopsis for ‘Race,’ which was helmed by Emmy Award-winning director Stephen Hopkins, has been released by Focus Features:

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’ was written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse, and features Stephan James as Owens. The sports drama also stars Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons, Carice van Houten, Shanice Banton and William Hurt. For more information on the film, visit its official website, as well as its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

Watch the teaser trailer for ‘Race’ below.

Race's Teaser Trailer Follows Olympian Jesse Owens Sprinting Towards Racial Tolerance

Written by: Karen Benardello

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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