Thursday, August 18, 2011
SENNA...thrilling documentary on Race Car Driver packing movie theatres! Critics rave!
Over the past few weeks, the PR staff handling the flick - SENNA - invited me to attend a couple of exclusive private screenings of the highly-touted documentary.
Although I was out-of-town and unable to attend, all the hoopla surrounding the well-received foreign flick has not escaped my attention.
SENNA opened to the best screen average of any documentary this year, for starters, which was quite an accomplishment by Hollywood standards alone!
In addition, the powerful feature - which tosses a searing spotlight on highly-acclaimed Formula One race-car driver Ayrton Senna - has nabbed prestigious awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival (Audience Award/Best International Feature) and the Sundance Film Festival (Audience Award/World Cinema Documentary.
Ayrton Senna was a National hero in Brazil and became a racing icon to fans worldwide.
The powerful fast-paced documentary - directed by insightful Asif Kapadia - has been described as "an edge-of your-seat movie-going experience that explores the backroom politics, bitter rivalries and the glamour of a sport that leaves no room for error."
SENNA weaves together a potent selection of archival footage and original voiceover soundtracks to rustle up an insightful character study that underscores the celebrated racing-driver's uncompromising humanity and grace.
Needless to say, the critics have been raving!
I intend to catch the masterful documentary on my own dime in the near future.
How 'bout you?
To view the trailer and peruse a complete list of theaters go to:
See 'ya there!