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The Racing Life of Paul Newman

Oh, those eyes. Even seven years after his death, a picture of Paul Newman is arresting. But there was much more to the man than his image. An Academy Award-winning actor, he was also a renowned philanthropist and a fierce competitor.

It is this last aspect of his personality that is explored in Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, a feature-length documentary to be screened at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Friday, May 22, at 8 p.m.

Prior to the screening, a panel consisting of retired American racing driver Sam Posey, his wife Ellen, and Trans-Am Race Company president John Clagett will discuss Newman’s 35-year racing career at 7:30 p.m. Newman was 47 years old before he ever drove competitively, but went on to win four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner.

Tickets for the screening are $15; free for Mahaiwe members and Memorial Day ticket holders at Lime Rock Park, once Newman’s home track.