Beverly Hills, Ca. on Saturday Evening. I’m sitting in a tiny, late 30s theater with about 75 close mates and household of the late Jessi Combs, preparing to view a non-public premier screening of the approaching Documentary film about her lifetime, The Swiftest Woman on Earth. The movie honestly reveals Jessi’s personal and general public life, and her quest to split the all-out land speed record for a lady, to begin with established in 1976 by famous stuntwoman and fellow badass, Kitty O’Neil at 512 mph.
“Filmed in excess of 7 several years, The Swiftest Female on Earth chronicles the amazing lifetime of experienced racer and Television set identity Jessi Combs. Seamlessly mixing inspiration and heartbreak with pleasure and tragedy, this attribute documentary throws viewers right into the cockpit for Jessi’s excellent endeavor – and the cost that she in the end paid out for success.”
All I can say is that this movie is properly-manufactured, partaking and entertaining, nevertheless totally intestine-wrenching to watch… akin to observing younger people board the Titanic or 9/11 footage: You know how it is gonna finish. The filmmakers were being close buddies who documented each individual move of Jessi’s inspirational life and the motion picture also answered lots of burning inquiries that I had about the accident, and facts of what exactly occurred on her final operate for glory in the jet-run North American Eagle. If you have the opportunity, this movie is really substantially worth the check out.
Rest in Peace and God Speed, Jessi.
The motion picture premiers on HBO Max on Oct 20th.