THE LAST RACE
Documentary Feature | 74 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/6/2018 and 10/7/2018
VIEW HIFF ARCHIVE

VIEW 2018 FILM GUIDE

Directed By
Michael Dweck

Produced By
Michael Dweck


Sponsored by



East Coast Premiere

2017 | English | USA

Long Island is the birthplace of American stock car racing, but today, only one racetrack remains: Riverhead Raceway. Established in 1949 on an initially rural part of Long Island, the land has seen its value skyrocket in the subsequent years. With the track now worth over $10 million, the octogenarian owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty struggle to keep the bulldozers at bay. In his debut feature, acclaimed visual artist Michael Dweck explores the issues of class divide and corporate interest that have impacted both the racing industry and region as a whole in this beautiful, visceral, mesmerizing ode to a dying American tradition.


This film also plays in the Views From Long Island section.
With support from