DVD, Digital Release: The Last Race

Digital Release Date: Feb. 19, 2019, DVD Release Date: Feb. 19, 2019
Price: DVD $20.45
Studio: Magnolia

The Last Race explores Long Island’s Riverhead Raceway and a community’s deep-rooted love of its only surviving racetrack. It’s an intimate portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of passionate blue-collar drivers that call it home, struggling to hold onto an American racing tradition as real estate development threatens its survival.

Special Jury Award winner Michael Dweck’s imagery takes viewers inside the world of grassroots racing and eye to eye with the cars’ snarling grills and white roll bars that protrude like bones out of scarred metal. Still, Dweck’s approach is to make us know the drivers as everyday people and learn that the racetrack is tied to a deep sense of identity. The track is on the only piece of undeveloped land in the area – worth millions – and the only thing keeping the bulldozers at bay is 87-year-old track owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty’s love of the track and its community. Truly, it is their passion that keeps the track and its community alive!

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.