Detroit Film Theatre


FREEP FILM FESTIVAL: The 24 Hour War

Saturday, April 01, 2017

12:00 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall

(USA/2016—Directed by Nate Adams and Adam Carolla)

This film co-directed by podcaster/comedian/auto enthusiast Adam Carolla tracks one of the most famous battles in auto-racing history: the Ford-Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans. It started in 1963 when Henry Ford II tried to save the ailing Ford Motor Co. by buying Ferrari, which was the most successful racing team in the world at that time. After months of intense negotiations, Enzo Ferrari said no refusing to allow Ford to interfere with what he loved the most: racing. Henry Ford II was furious, and vowed to build a racecar that would dethrone Ferrari, leading to the development of the revolutionary GT40. The 24 Hour War blends current interviews and classic footage for a speed-filled look at the Ford-Ferrari battle at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the famed endurance race where Ferrari had reigned supreme for decades. (99 minutes)

 
 
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