Downhill Racer

Jul 17 - Jul 23, 2009

(Michael Ritchie, USA, 1969, 35mm, 101 min)

Special introduction by film critic Ted Fry on July 17

The debut film from director Michael Ritchie (The Candidate) is satirical spin on the American Dream set in the world of Olympic skiing. Robert Redford (the same year as Butch Cassidy) stars as a handsome, detached loner who is determined to be the best. He travels with the US ski team to Kitzbuhel, St. Anton, Wengen and several other world cup venues. Gene Hackman plays the team coach, and the gorgeous Camilla Sparv plays the love interest.

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