The Last Race

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THE LAST RACE is a cinematic portrait of a Long Island stock car race track as its 87 year-old owners struggle to maintain an American racing tradition in the face of a real estate development boom. The film merges image and sound in a unique narrative form to bring the audience into the world of grassroots racing culture and explores a story that subtly grapples with questions of blue collar American identity that have taken on a profound relevance in the current political era.

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Marty Berger
as Real Estate Developer
Mike Cappiello
as Track Official
Barbara Cromarty
as Race Track Co-Owner
Jim Cromarty
as Race Track Co-Owner
Bob Finan
as Announcer
Scott Kraniak
as Racing for Jesus Pastor
Marty Himes
as Owner Marty Himes Museum/Former Driver
George Muse
as Owner of 'Comet'
Larry Oxman
as Real Estate Developer
Ron Pickerell
as Crew Chief
Romilda Alves
as Nita-Girlfriend
Mildy Thomas
as Real Estate Broker
Rick Todd
as 'Captain Video' Videographer, 'Captain Video'Videographer
Madison Marie White
as Driver's Daughter
Bob Woodford
as Videographer
Charlie Zukowski
as Track Worker
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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

  • A gallery of vivid, socially conscious photography, The Last Race owes much of its artful strength to the filmmaker's resistance to being prescriptive about his unambiguous socio-economic message.

    Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "We don't look good, but we like to go fast," one driver says, summing it all up, a fitting tribute to a proud but imperiled subculture and the surprising film that wants to ensure it is not forgotten.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Auto racing is noisy and not great for the environment. But it's also responsible for a lively, eccentric culture. The director of this brisk documentary, Michael Dweck, clearly considers it lively and eccentric...

    Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…
  • An unorthodox but often mesmerizing portrait of a gritty local institution.

    Nov 15, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic
  • Dweck's stoically composed, strangely mesmerizing film makes a strong case for the humble speedway's soul.

    Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • The film will likely endure as a testament to the resilience of a community dedicated to long-established racing traditions.

    Jan 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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