Expected to Attend: Rex Miller, producers Nancy Buirski and Elisabeth Haviland James, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins, Leslie Allen-Former, Billie Jean King, and John Amos

WORLD PREMIERE In the 1940s and 50s, long before Arthur Ashe or Venus and Serena Williams, Althea Gibson was the first African-American tennis player to become World Champion. Her singles wins at Wimbledon and Forest Hills drew worldwide attention and was celebrated with a ticker-tape parade along Broadway. Reintroducing the pioneering athlete to a new generation, Rex Miller’s bittersweet tribute reveals how a street kid from Harlem reached the pinnacle of an unlikely sport during the height of racial segregation.


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Director: REX MILLER
Producer: Rex Miller, Elisabeth Haviland James, Nancy Buirski
Cinematographer: Rex Miller
Editor: Elisabeth Haviland James
Music: David Majzlin
Running Time: 82
Language: English, French
Country: USA
Year: 2014