Blink of an Eye ( Headliner Film ) – This documentary chronicles racing driver Michael Watlrip’s struggles of racing 462 races without a single win in NASCAR, while in the shadow of his successful brother Darrell, before being hired to drive for Dale Earnhardt, the most feared and iconic driver in NASCAR history. Culminating with Waltrip’s first win in the most tragic of circumstances. (Headliner Film)
Betty Skelton: Boundless ( Headliner Film ) – This is a story of a woman who refused to be held back by societal norms. No one – man or woman influenced the post-World War 2 transportation industry more than Betty Skelton. Nicknamed “The First Lady of Firsts”, her success opened doors for the next generation of women to compete with men at places like Indianapolis and Daytona, fly commercial planes and eventually command the space shuttle.
Ferrari 250 GTO: As It Should Be Driven – The raw and pure pleasure of the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT0 as it should be driven. The sound of the engine, the rpms peaking, tires and their grip at the limit, the driver becomes one with the car.
Ken Smith – 60 years at the Wheel ( North American Premiere ) – We follow New Zealand motor racing legend Ken Smith as he embarks on his 60th season of motor racing. Over the season we meet his fellow racers and look back at his past achievements (3x NZ Grand Prix winner, 2 X Penang GP, Malaysian GP). Kenny is famous for helping young racers with their careers. As a surprise his most famous protege, five time Indycar champion Scott Dixon takes Kenny drifting. At 76 Kenny shows no signs of slowing down and for his 60th season he plans to race in the USA for the first time.
Laps of Honor – Herbert Engel ( North American Premiere ) – This film is an intimate and emotional portrait of Herbert Engel, whose life is entirely driven by his passion for cars and racing. Herbert has a unique connection to car hobby and has been a luxury car dealer for Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches and Bentleys, Aston Martins and SLs since the 1970s. His passion and love for automobiles are reflected in really every corner of his life.
PUNTERS: Porsches In The Offroad ( World Premiere ) – Historically speaking, Porsche has many track and tarmac rally race accolades and just a few official manufacturer offroad honors. However when you take into accord that the amateur offroad punters without factory support, have placed well in a wide range of race categories and overall podium finishes, you end up with a differing perspective on Porsche’s history that includes those who have modified classic and newer Porsches for at pace overland adventuring in places far beyond where the tarmac ends, and this story unfolds with the film: PUNTERS: Porsches In The Offroad.
Quixotic: Highway Violence – A group of cool girls discover a long lost arcade game from the 80s. Jam-packed with iconic references from the Eights and Eighties-inspired film and television like Miami Vice, Terminator, and Night Rider, along with the original racing arcade game. Big retro-worshipping and delivers an all-star homage to Eighties and Eighties-inspired films and series.
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday – Two brothers inherit a 67 Dodge Dart and go drag racing. Shot on an iPhone this story is about overcoming obstacles on the track and in life. Being the slowest car at the track the brothers do whatever they have to to win.
The life and works of Jeff Zwart ( Theatrical Premiere ) – In this short film, we join legendary filmmaker, photographer, and racing driver Jeff Zwart at his ranch in the Colorado Rockies to explore what it took to produce art in the golden age of advertising, and why it’s important to have a sanctuary away from the noise.
VIR REBORN: The Rebirth of American Road Course Racing – This is the story of how this grand old lady rose from its ashes, inspired a new generation of drivers, and now stands proud as one of the finest road courses in America. More importantly it’s the story of what drives the men and women who dedicated their lives to becoming the champions of motorsports. Using the lifeline of Virginia International Raceway as our guide — names like Roger Penske, Richard Petty, Patrick Dempsey and many others in “VIR Reborn”, take you into the heart and soul of what drives the adrenalin-soaked desires of a road course racer.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing ( World Premiere ) – Two former racing buddies turned company men set out to create the world’s fastest four door car and prove to the public that they are not past their primes.
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