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Get ready for some engine-revving, tire-screeching, heart-pounding entertainment.
For three days only, the AutoMoto Arts and Film Festival is coming to Detroit. They’ll be screening 13 films about classic cars and high-speed races this Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14.
While there’s plenty for motorheads and automotive enthusiasts to love, you don’t have to be really into cars to love some of the films screening this week. Several of them are just as much a study in human relationships as they are about engines and gears.
Speed Sisters is an adrenaline rush with a punch of girl power. The film tells the story of the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. But these ladies don’t race on a traditional track. They speed through abandoned vegetable markets, an old helicopter pad, and other improvised tracks across Palestine. It’s Fast and the Furious, with girls, in the West Bank. Buckle up.
Godspeed: The Story of Page Jones follows the life of a young racecar driver as he attempts to recover from a traumatic brain injury. It’s a story of human struggle, the pressures of society’s expectations, and the power of the human spirit. You’ll leave the theater feeling like anything is possible.
From Prague to Pebble or Bust is a heartwarming tale of family and friends attempting to drive a 1968 Tatra 603 from Prague, Czech Republic to Pebble Beach, CA in hopes of entering a prestigious car show. You’ll get a bit of a history lesson from the place where Tatra cars were made, but you’ll also be treated to stunning vistas and charming European countrysides. This is a good one for travel buffs.
The Road to Monterey is about the holy grail of historic racing: the Rolex Monterey Sports Reunion in Monterey, CA. It follows Ron Goodman’s dream of racing his 1954 Porsche at this prestigious event. But, of course, things don’t go quite as planned. You’ll follow Ron’s amazing adventure and get an eyeful of some incredibly gorgeous, powerful racecars.
You can purchase tickets to an individual film, or get a day or weekend pass and see as many as you like. The films will be screened either in the 1515 Broadway or Boll YMCA theater, so it’s easy to walk in between venues.
Tickets and passes for the AutoMoto Film Festival are available online. A three-day pass, which offers unlimited access to films in both screening locations, will set you back just $45. Individual film tickets cost $10. For more information, check out the AutoMoto website, or visit them on Facebook.