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Olympic Pride, American Prejudice (2016)



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Recalling the 18 black athletes who competed in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, despite the racial tensions at home in the U.S. and the Aryan presence of Hitler in Germany.

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Riley doesn't portray this fellowship of black athletes as victims, but as pioneers proving themselves against white supremacy behind enemy lines. And yet this doc also pulls them back down to earth.

August 8, 2016 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Draper paints affecting thumbnail portraits of athletes like Ralph Metcalfe, a slightly older sprinter who became a role model for Owens, and Howell King, a boxer who... was forced, for no good reason, to do his qualifying bout a second time.

August 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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Draper's thorough research process yields fascinating details on the lives and careers of the athletes, particularly their early histories as amateur competitors.

August 8, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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The fearlessly blunt Olympic Pride, American Prejudice is freed from the crowd-pleasing constraints often imposed on the biopic genre.

August 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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History is not neat and tidy, however much we wish it could be, and "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" is more than adept at getting to the truth about perhaps the most mythologized event of the modern Olympic movement.

August 4, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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Deft and comprehensive ...

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New York Times
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