Roger Donaldson’s inspirational account lifts the bonnet on one of New Zealand’s most treasured sons and a true motor racing icon.
Born of humble beginnings in Auckland, New Zealand in 1937, Bruce McLaren’s determination to make it to the summit of global racing was founded at an early age. Having battled a life-changing childhood illness, he consistently fought the challenges and adversities that faced him on his way to the top. Following a single dream, McLaren’s unfaltering commitment to his vision would take him the extra mile to see his name become synonymous with the sport that he loved and create a dynasty that lives on to this day.
A film already teeming with unprecedented access to the McLaren family archives, there are also a plethora of contributions from his many peers including Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Lothar Motshchenbacher and Sir Jackie Stewart to name but a few.
An exploration of pioneering spirit, tenacity and passion, McLaren is a documentary which artfully peels back the layers of Britain’s most cherished motor racing empire to provide a compelling ode to never giving up on a dream. (Research Chris Coetsee) This is a special screening on this date. Bigger than just for race fans.