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Speed Sisters! Snap Judgment, “Run for it!”

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SPEED SISTERS rolling into theaters and onto iTunes in the U.S.

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We’re thrilled to announce that SPEED SISTERS will make its U.S. theatrical and digital premiere on February 10th, 2017. The release comes on the heels of a roaring international festival tour and global release on Netflix, theaters and TV.

Catch SPEED SISTERS U.S. premiere screenings in New York at Cinema Village (Feb 10-16), in San Francisco at The Roxie Theatre (Jan 27 – Feb 2), in New Orleans at Zeitgeist (Feb 10 – 16), and in other cities coming soon. We hope to see you in NYC opening weekend for Q&As with filmmakers and guests!

SPEED SISTERS will be released nation-wide on iTunes on February 10th. Pre-order your copy of the film and soundtrack today!

Please join us at a screening, if you can, or check us out on iTunes. If you’d like to organize your own screening, please be in touch.

Once you’ve seen the film – or if you already have – please help us spread the word! Leaving a review and rating on iTunes, Rotten Tomatoes and/or IMDB is really helpful and very much appreciated.

Here’s what critics have been saying about SPEED SISTERS:

“An eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A spirited, crowd-pleasing portrait.” – IndieWire

“Kinetic.” – Sports Illustrated

“Nothing will make you want to get behind a steering wheel faster.”- Glamour

“Speed Sisters shows the magic of daily life in Palestine despite the reality of ongoing military occupation.” – The Huffington Post

“Strikes a perfect balance, telling a righteous, uplifting story of triumph against the odds without ever losing sight of the bigger political picture.” – Time Out London

It’s been a hell of a ride. Thank you for your support!

Please join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and to help spread the word.

Become a Fashionista for Good!

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Together with ElyseRyan, easterseals and Fidelco let’s start a new trend this holiday season ….. see below on how you can become a fashionista for good! Thank you for your support.


Shop the stunning collection of Fidelco necklaces and dog charms – designed by ElyseRyan, produced by the incredible members of Easterseals Give Back – a program that helps adults with a variety of disabilities gain employment by constructing beautiful pieces of jewelry, and much like Fidelco, provides these individuals with a level of increased independence! Click here to accessorize and “Give Back”!

Thank you to CWH, our Female fashionista for good, and RH, our Male fashionista for good for sporting this latest look!

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Amy Ruman: “Drive. Race. Win. – Together” . . . Again!

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Amy Ruman does it again! Her 2nd consecutive Trans Am Championship in the series’ 50th Anniversary season! Read more here!

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Keanna Erickson-Chang to Finish Rally America Season in GHG Livery

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Round three of the Rally America National Championship is coming up fast.  Oregon Trail Rally Takes place April 22-24 in Portland and Dufur, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington.  Keanna is competing in the B-Spec National Championship and will be going into Oregon Trail with two 2nd Place finishes in the first two events of the season.  She will be jumping on board with the GHG team and working to expand the gearhead girls racing efforts and bringing more attention to the gearhead girls of rally!

Speed Sisters – The Film // US Premiere!

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We are thrilled to announce that SPEED SISTERS will have its U.S. premiere in New York city on Saturday, November 14 at 2:00pm at DOC NYC – America’s Largest Documentary Festival!


After launching in Toronto at Hot Docs in April, the film has screened to glowing response at leading film festivals around the world. We cannot wait to come back to the U.S. to celebrate the launch of the film with the many people who believed in and supported this project. In particular we are grateful to the community of supporters at Lime Rock Park, and our dear friends at Gearhead Girls and Spyder Creations, who have rallied behind the film and helped make it possible. We are incredibly thankful for your vital support and look forward to celebrating this exciting milestone with you!

Please join us at 2:00pm on Saturday, November 14th at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan for our U.S. premiere screening, followed by a Q&A.

Saturday November 14 at 2:00pm
SVA Theatre
333 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011


DOC NYC Group Discounts:

Groups of 10-50 are eligible for the discounted rate of $14 per ticket, subject to availability. To arrange group sales, contact Chris Wells

PLEASE PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER ON THE EMAIL. Tickets must be purchased in a ONE block (i.e. all in one payment) via credit card. (Please note DOC NYC cannot accept credit card information over email.) Tickets purchased at the group sales discount are strictly nonrefundable and will be left at the IFC Center box office for pick-up under a single name. You will need to arrange to have your tickets distributed; the box office is not able to keep a will-call list of individual names.

We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

Fidelco Ride for Independence

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GHG was honored to participate in Fidelco’s 5th Annual Ride for Independence. As reported by CT’s Fox News:

BLOOMFIELD – Six-hundred motorcycles took to the streets to raise money to help provide guide dogs to the blind, especially military veterans.

The fifth annual Fidelco Ride for Independence followed a 50-mile scenic route through Farmington Valley with a police escort, before bikers headed back to Fidelco for lunch, music, and K-9 demonstrations.

Money raised goes to benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, which trains the guide dogs and provides them to those in need.

For more information on how to donate, volunteer or apply for a guide dog, click here to go to the Fidelco website and click here to visit the Facebook page.

Check out highlights of the event in the video below!

Detota and Warren Head to the 25th Anniversary of New England Forest Rally!

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We are excited to hear from our good chum, Erika Detota, about her upcoming rally on July 17th and 18th. Check out all the details below!

Chelsmford, MA: Team RallyErika of Erika Detota and Mary Warren will compete this week at the 25th anniversary of New England Forest Rally (NEFR). The surprising field of almost 70 teams has some big names among them this year including David Higgins, Ken Block, Travis Pastrana, Ramana Lagemann, Brendan Reeves and Gustavo Yacaman. Competition will be at its highest in years at this running, with several open class teams shooting for the top spot.

Headquartered in Newry, Maine at Sunday River Resort, the two day event will take place July 17-18. Known as “unpredictable”, the gravel roads feature 120 challenging competitive stage miles among Maine and New Hampshire, which include a return to some smooth and twisty stages run in the past. Erika’s first attempt at NEFR was the first gravel event she completed in her two wheel drive Subaru Impreza, then with coach Jason Smith navigating. “It has been a long time since I have been on these roads and will be a first for Mary, so our plan is to stay clean and hope to put in good times.” Continue reading

Speed Sisters Tear up Toronto!

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As many of you know, we have been fans of the Speed Sisters since they captured our spirits and hearts at Lime Rock Park on March 3, 2014. Now, with the official release of the documentary, Speed Sisters, they are on the world stage, sharing their story with audiences across the globe, smashing stereotypes and winning more hearts along the way.

We had the honor of being in Toronto on April 29th to attend the International Premiere along with the cast and crew. The spotlight was bright . . .

Below are some of the reviews and the Official Trailer! And there are some special thanks at the bottom of this post to the wonderful people we met during our travels . . .

The Hollywood Reporter – click here for the full review
“Delivering a lively portrait of its trailblazing subjects….Speed Sisters is an eye-opening doc that succeeds in its goal of shattering stereotypes”

Indiewire – click here for the full review
Speed Sisters listed by Anthony Kaufman in Indiewire as one of the 8 great discoveries at Hot Docs! He says: “On the surface, this chronicle of a team of Palestinian female racecar drivers looks like your standard crowd-pleasing competition documentary, transplanted to the Middle East with a feminist spin. And while it is that, it’s also a refreshing stereotype-breaker and a vivid illustration of the diversity of the Palestinian experience.”

Toronto Film Scene – click here for the full review
“This documentary offers up a dynamic picture. . . These women are inspiring, intelligent, and very admirable because of their determination.”

Cinefilles – click here for the full review
“ . . . what’s incredible is how Fares manages to tell that story, the story of continuing struggle between nations, through these women and their attempts to become the “Fastest Female Driver” in Palestine . . . The Speed Sisters themselves should be considered the true heroines here, as they not only opened up their lives to Fares and her cameras, but continue to live them at full speed without any real protection. These girls are living fast, furious and fearless, and you’d be remiss not to race to see them action.”

Indiewire – click here for the full review
“While Vin Diesel and co. are crushing the box office with “Furious 7,” thanks to the franchise’s increasing series of improbable mega-stunts, nothing beats the real thing. In an unlikely part of the world, an even unlikelier group of drivers are making waves with their skills behind the wheel.”

Hot Docs: ‘Speed Sisters’: Fast and furious on West Bank

IMG_9124Metro News Toronto editors pick Speed Sisters as two of the best films to see at Hot Docs!

New Canadian Media – click here for the full review
“…it provides a glimpse into the present day life in Palestine, which is beyond the monotonous narrow portrayal often shown in the mainstream news. And yet, its foray into the subject of women in sports is of universal relevance.” – click here for the full review
“It’s Palestine as you’ve never seen it before, and it’s certainly not the image of Middle Eastern women presented in mainstream Western media.”

Indiewire – click here for the full article
Amber Fares: “Never take no for an answer and trust your instincts — especially first-time filmmakers. There is no set way to do anything. Trust your instincts and act on that.”

Indiewire – click here for the full article
Amber Fares: “You have to be open to change and what’s unfolding in front of you.”

We also want to thank all of the wonderful people we met on our journey to Toronto. You made this solo adventurer feel welcomed and part of the family. Looking forward to coming back soon with friends!

Windows” by Jamie Kennedy, Niagara Falls. Thank you, Corey!
Niagara Parks – simply stunning
The Harbour House Hotel – Niagara on the Lake. Sumptuous living
The Hob Nob Restaurant – Niagara on the Lake. Divine cuisine and dessert!
Dillon’s Distillery – 22 Botanicals! Thank you Whitney and Corey!
Kew Vineyards – outstanding atmosphere, people and wines. BLANC DE NOIR! A White sparkling wine from a red grape! Be still my taste buds!
Hilton Toronto – Simply wonderful people here. Thank you Mary Tibaldi (miracle worker), Takar, and all the valet staff who cared for the orange beast as if it were their own!
Nota Bene – the name should be spoken in hushed tones as the atmosphere, cuisine, sprits, desserts and staff will take your breath away. Taylor, Alex, Alanna, Geoff – brilliant. The only Riesling (“Sand and Gravel” Ravine Vineyard but exclusive to Nota Bene!) I have not just enjoyed, but have been swept away by. Not to be missed. PS Nota Bene, we might never have found you if not for Laurie R’s recommendation. She deserves a free meal and the Sand & Gravel at every visit!
Richmond Limousine Service – Another Mary Tibaldi Miracle! Thank you Fred and Michelle. And huge thanks to my driver, Me Umar, who not only made certain the Orange Beast got nestled back at the Hilton safely and soundly, but also saw to it that the rest of the entourage got back to the TIFF after mistakenly following him away from the theater drop off!
Parlour Foods – No better spot for an International Premiere after-party . . .

Speed Sisters Official Selection – Toronto Hot Docs!

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40d1b38f-0456-4b7d-af4a-50e774242c5bSpeed Sisters to launch international festival tour in Toronto.

We are thrilled to announce that Speed Sisters has been selected to take part in the prestigious Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto! We will premiere on April 29 and continue building momentum with several additional screenings, including an educational screening with the wonderful Docs for Schools program.

Get your tickets today and please spread the word!

Speed Sisters screenings at Hot Docs
Wed, Apr 29 6:15 PM – TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
Thu, Apr 30 7:15 PM – Hart House Theatre
Sat, May 2 4:00 PM – Isabel Bader Theatre

If you are planning on coming, or have any ideas of organizations in Toronto that we can invite to our screenings, please let us know! Send us an email at

Thank you to all of our partners for helping us arrive at this milestone. We are tremendously grateful and could not have done it without you. Special thanks to: Sundance Institute, Doha Film Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Minerva Productions, International Media Support, Whitewater Films, PMA Worldview, Puma/Britdoc, GoodPitch, Gearhead Girls Racing, Spyder Creations, The British Consulate General in Jerusalem, Ray of Light Foundation, Arthur B. Schultz Foundation, and The Lime Rock Park Drivers Club. Special thanks to the many many backers of our Tilt and Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns!

We look forward to bringing the film to a screen near you all soon!

We’ll be announcing more festival screenings shortly. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for behind the scenes looks at festivals and breaking announcements!