The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 96 minutes
Annabeth, Brandon, and Josh aren't old enough to legally drive. But that hasn't stopped them from hitting the track in their extreme racing karts on a quest to achieve their RACING DREAMS - to become NASCAR racers. Over the course of a year, this emotionally charged and action-packed documentary looks at what motivates these young people as they compete in the five races that make up the World Karting Association's National Championship, "When you are 11, your whole life is filled with people telling you what to do," says Annabeth, one of the few girls making a name for herself in the sport. "But when you're racing, you're totally independent." "The choice is yours," says Josh, 12, who can't wait for racing weekends and has the trophies to show for all his hard work. For Brandon, 13, the path has been a bit rougher. His bad temper led to a disqualification the previous season as he raced toward the title of senior class champion. These three young racers find themselves navigating two roads: the thrill of each hard-won victory and the daily struggles of family life. – C.K.
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 4:30 PM
Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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