Racing Dreams: Kids Grow Up So Fast

Feb 23, 2012

Fondly described as Talladega Nights meets Catcher in the Rye,  the new film Racing Dreams chronicles a year in the life of three 'tweens' who dream of becoming NASCAR drivers. They compete in the "little league" of professional racing, the World Karting Association’s National Pavement Series.

All three have the will and skill to become pros, depending on how they do in their year on the circuit. We talk with filmmaker Marshall Curry about his award-winning doc. It premieres on PBS's POV series tonight.

Marshall’s film If a Tree Falls, a documentary about the Earth Liberation Front, is nominated for an Academy Award this year.