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SPEED SISTERS

(NR) First Run Features - 80 min
  • DIRECTOR: Amber Fares

SHOWTIMES 10/19/2017 (change date):

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Synopsis:

The Speed Sisters are the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene. Weaving together their lives on and off the track, Speed Sisters takes you on a surprising journey into the drive to go further and faster than anyone thought you could.

~ Q&As Friday-Sunday February 10th-12th at 7:15pm with Director Amber Fares and Producer Jessica Devaney ~

"An eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Speed Sisters is a muscular, unapologetic and surprisingly feel-good documentary about the Middle East's first all-female team of racing drivers." - The Times (UK)

"A spirited, crowd-pleasing portrait." - Indiewire

"Strikes a perfect balance, telling a righteous, uplifting story of triumph against the odds without ever losing sight of the bigger political picture." - Time Out London

"An engaging, high octane documentary... a savvy and at times nicely spikey film." - Screen Daily

"A thrill-ride from beginning to end." - The National

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