Series/Themes: Sports and Hobbies
Film Year: 2018
Film Length: 75 min.
Director: Michael Dweck.
Featuring: Marty Berger, Mike Cappiello, Barbara Cromarty, Jim Cromarty, Bob Finan, Jack Handley Jr.
Once the hub of American stock-car racing, Long Island is now home to a single track, leaving the local community a solitary final haven to pursue this once popular tradition. Under the constant threat of demolition, Riverhead Raceway and its owners must remain strong in the face of corporate real-estate developers. Award-winning filmmaker and childhood racing fan Michael Dweck seeks to celebrate this seemingly forgotten American pastime and show the humanity behind the blue-collar drivers who call Riverhead home. Welcomed into the Riverhead family, the documentary crew explores the emotions behind the windshield.
Supported by Charlottesville Parking Center, Inc.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 4