Weekend of a Champion

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<i>Weekend of a Champion.</i> 1971/2012. Great Britain/France. Directed by Frank Simon. © Frank Simon; courtesy Submarine Entertainment
  • Weekend of a Champion

    1971/2012. Great Britain/France. Frank Simon. 93 min.

Introduced by Jackie Stewart, Mark Stewart
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • Weekend of a Champion

    1971/2012. Great Britain/France. Directed by Frank Simon. With Jackie Stewart, Roman Polanski, Helen Stewart. Join Formula 1 racing legend Jackie Stewart as he introduces the New York premiere of the newly restored—and expanded—Weekend of a Champion (1972/2012). In Frank Simon’s thrilling and fascinating documentary, producer/friend Roman Polanski followed Jackie Stewart both on the racetrack and off in the tense days leading up to the 1971 Monaco Grand Prix. Formula 1 was then at its most glamorous (Princess Grace, Joan Collins, and Ringo Starr make splendid cameos), but also its most lethally dangerous. Absent from the screen for more than 40 years, Weekend of a Champion takes a victory lap after its successful world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The film will open in theaters in November thanks to Brett Ratner’s RatPac Documentary Films and Submarine Entertainment. Digital preservation. A Submarine Deluxe and RatPac Documentary Films release. 93 min.

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Image: Weekend of a Champion. 1971/2012. Great Britain/France. Directed by Frank Simon. © Frank Simon; courtesy Submarine Entertainment