Tribeca Film Festival Mini-Review No. 8

by Neil Best

“Racing Dreams,” 95 minutes

The final Tribeca/ESPN movie I screened was this documentary about three stars of the go-kart circuit – ages 11 to 13 – who aspire to NASCAR while testing their families’ budgets and dedication.

What makes it work is the personalities of the racers – two boys and a girl – as they navigate the sharp turns of racing and of growing up.

The film won the festival’s award for Best Feature Documentary.

Director Marshall Curry was nominated for an Oscar for his 2005 “Street Fight,” and some insiders believe this work has a chance, too.

First step: Securing a distribution deal so you actually can see it.

on May 3, 2009 11:11 AM