Focus Features Jesse Owens Film


Thanks to Focus Features for inviting the Bunche Center community to a screening of the film, Race, about Jesse Owens.

“The film is based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. Race is an enthralling film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.”                                                                                                                    –Moviefone




The Bunche Center will release its 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report on February 25, 2016. The report is an analysis of diversity (or the lack thereof) in the film and television industries. To read the 2015 Bunche Center Hollywood Diversity Report, Click Here.

For background information about the Bunche Center’s Race and Hollywood Project, Click Here.  For previous posts about the Center’s Hollywood Advancement Project, Click Here.