The Sydney Film Festival is coming up and there is a programme a mile long of the movies screening between June 7 to 18th. Many are arty, some are short and some seem interesting. There is one however that caught our eye.
McLaren, the movie.
Here is the brief:
Roger Donaldson (Smash Palace; The World’s Fastest Indian), a motor racing fan, tracks McLaren’s full-throttle career from his dad’s Auckland garage to the world stage. A naturally brilliant driver, McLaren moved to Europe in 1958, at a time when the Formula One scene drew huge crowds in exotic locations, and winners were idolised like movie stars. This was the era of Jack Brabham, Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi – and McLaren was the youngest of them all. Not just a driver, he formed the Bruce McLaren Racing Team in 1963 to build and race his own revolutionary cars. In 1970, at age 32, he was killed in an accident while testing a new race car. Donaldson tells the story of this legendary, unassuming Kiwi through interviews, archival footage, and big-screen worthy recreations.
The movie features contributions from Emerson Fittipaldi, Alistair Caldwell, Chris Amon, Howden Ganley and Mario Andretti.
It is screening on only one date so tickets will sell out fast.
June 18th at 4:20pm at the State Theatre and 8:35pm at the Event Cinemas on George St
More info here