Community Ed & Rec to show ‘Race’

Posted November 7, 2016

Plymouth School District Community Education and Recreation will show the movie “Race” as part of its free films series.

“Race,” which appeared in theaters earlier this year, is the story of legendary athlete Jesse Owens, who competed in the 1936 Olympics.

The movie, which is rated PG-13  for thematic elements and language, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in the amphitheatre (new location) at Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave. Admission is free.

Young Jesse Owens (played by Stephan James) becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the world that he's the fastest man alive.

Others in the Fall Free Films series included “Alive Inside,” “The Boys of ‘36” and “Being Mortal” (shown at Generations).

Learn more:
Click here for the movie’s official website.
Click here to view or download the complete Fall 2016 course guide.
Click here for our new Facebook page, where we will be sharing information regularly about our many learning and recreational offerings for community members of all ages.
• Call (920) 892-5068, email or visit the Community Education and Recreation office on the north end of Plymouth High School, 125 Highland Ave.