We kick off Black History Month at Rialto Recommends with Stephen Hopkins' 2016 film RACE. Young Jesse Owens (Stephan James) becomes a track and field sensation while attending the Ohio State University in the early 1930s. With guidance from coach Larry Snyder (Jason Sudeikis), Owens gains national recognition for breaking numerous records. After heated debates, the United States decides not to boycott the Olympics in Nazi Germany. Overcoming racism at home and abroad, Owens seizes the opportunity to show Berlin and the the world that he's the fastest man alive. The San Francisco Chronicle said "It's amazing, the power of drama to make audiences worry about an outcome that is part of the historical record, but RACE accomplishes just that." The New York Times said "RACE reminds us that long before television elevated black sports heroes into gods, there were athletes like Jesse Owens who paved the way." RACE is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others.