Jesse Owens


The most famous athlete of his era, Jesse Owens’ stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Despite the racial slurs he endured, Owens’ grace and athleticism rallied crowds across the globe. But when the four-time Olympic gold medalist returned home, he could not even ride in the front of a bus. The film explores the elusive, fleeting quality of fame, alongside the political and racial tensions of the time.

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