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  • But then, just when it appears the race is lost, Steve James' love for his character and art form kicks in and wins the day, and, though flawed, Prefontaine is an engrossing portrait of a complex figure. show more

  • Using documentary-style Super 16 film and staged cutaway interviews with friends and family, James and his photographer and co-producer, Peter Gilbert, fashioned a movie with an affecting, candid look. show more

  • What sets Prefontaine aside from most sports movies is that it's not about winning the big race. It's about the life of a runner. show more

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