Thursday, February 9, 2012

POV's Award-Winning Film Racing Dreams Shows Three Tweens' NASCAR Ambitions

POV's Award-Winning Film Racing Dreams Shows Three Tweens' NASCAR Ambitions, Yahoo! Voices, Written by: Karen Benardello

PBS is set to premiere its film "Racing Dreams" as part of its POV series on Thursday, February 23 at 9pm, and will stream on POV's website from February 24-March 24. The movie follows a year of three tweens who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers, and showcases their racing, young love and family struggles. Annabeth Barnes, Josh Hobson and Brandon Warren are shown racing extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 mph in the World Karting Association's Pavement Series, which is considered to be the Little League of professional racing.

"Racing Dreams" was directed by Academy Award-winning director Marshall Curry, and executive produced by Dwayne Johnson. It won Best Documentary Awards from the Tribeca, Indianapolis and Jacksonville Film Festivals. Curry will participate in a live Q&A on February 24 on POV's Racing Dreams website. The site also features a video game where users can compete as an extreme go-kart racer and download a discussion guide.

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