The Last Race

USA, 74 Minutes, Documentary, English, Not Rated


Michigan Theater - Screening Room Sat, Jun 9, 2018 7:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:US Documentary
Category:US Documentary
Special Guest Appearances
Sponsored By:Marty & Bill Grimes
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Run Time (in minutes):74 minutes
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:United States
Previous Festivals:Sundance
Festival Awards:Grand Jury Prize Nominee - Documentary (Sundance 2018)
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Dweck


MICHIGAN PREMIERE! Riverhead Raceway is a rare beast. For decades it has hosted showdowns between local residents who bring their Mad Max–inspired stock cars to do battle on a quarter-mile track. Forty such tracks used to exist on Long Island alone. Today, Riverhead is the last. Award-winning filmmaker and acclaimed photographer MICHAEL DWECK’s evocative portraiture turns the raceway into a theater of catharsis while the track’s owners struggle to maintain an American tradition as a real estate boom surrounds them. Dweck’s stirring imagery takes you inside a race and eye to eye with the cars’ snarling grills and white roll bars that protrude like bones out of scarred metal. The track is on the only piece of undeveloped land in the area—it’s worth millions—and the only thing keeping the bulldozers at bay is track owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty’s love of the track and its community. Nominated for the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL GRAND JURY PRIZE.

Sponsored by The Buhr Foundation

Additional Information

Special Guest Appearance by director Michael Dweck!