Beginning February 16, McDonald’s will bring exclusive preview screenings of Focus Features’ RACE, the long-awaited movie about gold medal champion Jesse Owens, to five theaters across the country. In conjunction with local McDonald’s franchisees and community partners, the movie will receive exclusive screenings in Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Miami where audiences can experience the excitement of an American icon.
Based on the true story of Owens, the legendary athlete who goes on a quest to become the greatest track and field competitor in history and thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, RACE is film about courage, determination, tolerance and friendship, and an inspiring drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend. MPAA-rated “PG-13,” RACE stars actor Stephan James as Jesse Owens, and will be released nationwide by Focus Features on February 19.
“RACE is an amazing portrayal of the courage, tenacity and achievement that exist in African American communities throughout this country,” said William Rhodes, marketing director, McDonald’s USA. ”We are proud to provide viewing opportunities of this inspiring film.”