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Dir. Frederick Wiseman. 1984, 114 mins. 16mm. In this panoramic portrait of the Belmont Park race track, Wiseman captures both the grime and shine of the horse-racing facility, his camera swinging from stable to grandstand, juxtaposing the everyday preparations of the horses (grooming, feeding, and shoeing) with the orchestrated spectacle of the race itself. Overrun by the laborers, buyers, sellers, performers, and spectators, Racetrack serves as a rich microcosm for late capitalism, as well as the business of moviemaking.

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