Historic and New McLarens To Be Displayed in Celebration, As International Collector Car World Gathers For ‘Monterey Car Week’
NEW YORK (August 2nd, 2017) – Global content studio Gunpowder & Sky, today announced plans for a special “Monterey Car Week” screening of McLaren, the incredible true story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar brand that bears his name.
Scheduled for 8:30 p.m. PT on Friday, August 18, the film will be shown at the historic Golden State Theater in Downtown Monterey. The screening will take place during “Monterey Car Week,” the acclaimed annual gathering of the international collector car world’s rarest and most prized automobiles. Tickets are available at McLarenFilmUsa.com.
McLaren recounts the New Zealander’s life from his humble beginnings at his father’s auto shop in Auckland, to revolutionizing Formula One racing by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, to his death at 32 in a racing accident. Featuring interviews from his closest friends and family members, the documentary is an unprecedented window into the life of a true genius.
A fearless sportsman and a brilliant visionary engineer, Bruce McLaren became a superstar during the glamorous jet-set world of 1960s Formula One motor racing. McLaren recounts the New Zealander’s life, from his humble beginnings at his father’s auto shop in Auckland, to revolutionizing Formula One racing by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, to his death at 32. Featuring interviews from his closest friends and family members, the documentary is an unprecedented window into the life of a true genius.
Directed by Roger Donaldson, McLaren was written by Matthew Metcalfe, Tim Woodhouse and James Brown, with Fraser Brown and Metcalfe producing. The film was made by General Film Corporation and Universal Pictures in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Images & Sound, The Giltrap Group and FB Pictures, with funding through the New Zealand Government’s Screen Production Funding Grant and financing from the ANZ Bank.
“Monterey Car Week presents the ideal setting for this special screening, said Kyle Greenberg, Gunpowder & Sky’s Theatrical Marketing Manager. “Given Bruce McLaren’s impact on the automotive industry as a whole and the motorsports sector specifically, the Monterey Peninsula is truly an ideal setting for a film that chronicles this amazing man’s accomplishments.”
For additional information, film trailers and tickets, please visit McLarenFilmUsa.com
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Upcoming projects include Jeff Baena’s (I Heart Huckabees) The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman, the film adaption of Jeff Hart’s novel Eat, Brains, Love, Sarah Benincasa’s DC Trip, Summer of 84 with award-winning directors RKSS, and the Jackass-style, next generation stunt series, Too Stupid To Die.
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