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“I like racing, but my dad loves racing,” reflects Annabeth Barnes, one of the tween stars of Racing Dreams. Director Marshall Curry, whose last feature, Street Fight, brought viewers into the grizzly underbelly of New Jersey mayoral politics, has switched gears to the hopes and dreams of go-kart enthusiasts. Surprising for anyone whose knowledge of go-kart extends mainly to Mario and Donkey Kong hurling turtle shells, many of the youngsters and eager parents Curry documents hope to parlay the hobby into a career in racing. Curry has a knack for cherry-picking enigmatic personalities to bring an unexpected fervor to his topics, here pulling together three pint-sized archetypes whose universal appeal extend far beyond the confines of the track.
At 3:30 p.m. at Round House Theatre; also on Saturday, June 20, at 11:15 a.m. at AFI Silver Theatre.