F1 Racing Documentary “SENNA” Is The Very First Sports Film Aimed At Art House Crowd (And They Love It)

by • August 30, 2011 • MoviesComments (0)4022

I’m looking forward to seeing SENNA this week, the new F1 racing documentary by director Asif Kapadia. To be truthful, however, I absolutely hate almost all sports.  With a passion.  I do get a kick out of the final round of the Stanley Cup Finals as well as the Superbowl, but that’s it.  And F1 racing has always seemed in my eyes to be a sport where rich people have a great time, and poor people have a great time watching rich people having a great time.  Over the past decade here in Montreal, hordes of white trash from around the world descend on my beloved city, clogging up the streets with their shitty waxed cars and their girlfriends’ shitty waxed legs, and the whole tackiness of that annual swarming plague has really left a bad taste in my mouth about all-things F1.  But this new documentary which profiles the life of Brazilian F1 racer Ayrton Senna could change all that.  Senna is widely regarded as one of the greatest F1 racers of all time, and the following is an excerpt from a new review of the film by The Playlist:

The driver went on to win three Formula One Championships, 41 races, and 80 podiums in 162 career races. By all accounts, and the film does a great job of laying out the rules of the sport so anyone can follow the action, these numbers are staggering. But it wasn’t just the cold hard stats that proved Senna’s greatness. The man had a way about him; as he discusses certain races and all the drama he encountered in his career, it becomes clear he had the sensitive mind and intellect of an artist (there’s a great moment where Senna proclaims he actually saw God during a particularly strong race).

SENNA is in theaters now, and I’ve attached the trailer for you below.  To read the full review of the film be sure to visit The Playlist.

Source: The Playlist

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