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With the 75th Anniversary of Porsche sports cars, this year has brought another equally worthy cause for celebration: The 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The grueling motorsports race is as famous as the many auto brands that drive it, Porsche among them. The two are inextricably linked, a connection examined like never before in a new documentary independently filmed and researched by Mobil 1 and Hagerty, appropriately titled Racing with Giants: Porsche at Le Mans. Narrated by Le Mans champion and Porsche driver Patrick Dempsey, the film weaves archival race footage and interviews with current and former drivers into a fascinating exploration of Porsche in Le Mans over the brand’s 75-year history. The film will be followed by comments from the film’s creator, producer and director, Robert Dalrymple, and a question-and-answer session. Robert Dalrymple was one of the first producers to go behind the Iron Curtain, where he produced eight films in Russia. He is perhaps best known for Billy Joel’s tour in Russia, memorialized in HBO and ABC broadcasts; the first HBO comedy special from Russia, starring Billy Crystal, Midnight Train to Moscow; and the CBS production of pianist Vladmir Horowitz’s return to Moscow after 62 years. Robert won Emmys for his ABC special, Free to be a Family with Robin Williams and Marlo Thomas, and his PBS documentary on Itzhak Perlman’s tour of Russia. He was an Emmy nominee for PBS’ The King and I - Recording a Hollywood Dream with Julie Andrews and Ben Kingsley, and produced Hyundai's Pole Position - Pike's Peak on Discovery Channel and Motor Trend. He was also a co-founder of the Screen Actors Guild Awards.