‘Downhill Racer’

February 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall
37 S Depot St
Ludlow, VT 05149
Free, donations appreciated
(802) 228-7239

Downhill Racer is a 1969 American sports drama film starring Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Camilla Sparv.

Written by James Salter, the film is about a
talented downhill skier who joins the United States ski team in Europe to compete in international skiing competitions.

Sylvester Stallone appeared in one scene as an extra.

Downhill Racer was filmed on location in Austria, Switzerland, France, and Boulder and
Idaho Springs in Colorado.

The film received positive reviews upon its  theatrical release, with Roger Ebert calling it ,”The best movie ever made about sport — without really being about sports at all.”

Downhill Racer plunges the viewer thrillingly into the action of the sport — and continues
to hold the attention as a thoughtful drama.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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