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Thursday, May 23, 2024
Rated PG-13 This drama based on true events focuses on legendary black athlete Jesse Owens and his inspiring journey to overcome racism at home and abroad, culminating in his triumphant track-and-field performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics under the tutelage of gruff Ohio State coach Larry Snyder. At the same time, Owens also contends with a rivalry with German competitor Carl “Luz” Long, while Olympic committee members Jeremiah Mahoney and Avery Brundage deal with Nazi propaganda minister and his desire to make the Games a celebration of Aryan supremacy. Directed by Stephen Hopkins. (allmovie.com) Will call tickets may be picked up at The Cary Box Office beginning one hour prior to the movie.