NYC PREMIERE Filmmakers Sam Pollard and Rex Miller chart the evolution of tennis legend Arthur Ashe—still the only Black man to win singles championships at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and the Australian Open. As he gained international renown in the 60s, Ashe had to navigate between a conservative sports culture and the activist politics of the Civil Rights movement. The film chronicles how he found his voice as an advocate for the oppressed before his life was cut short by AIDS-related complications at age 49. – Thom Powers

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Directors Sam Pollard and Rex Miller.

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Director: Sam Pollard, Rex Miller
Executive Producer: Alex Gibney, Mike Jackson, John Legend, Ty Styklorious, Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, William Ackman, Oliver Harbottle, Tony Tabatznik, John Arnhold, Regina K. Scully, David Ulich, Michael Cascio, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Nina and David Fialkow, Patty Quillin, Geralyn Dreyfous, Rick Rosenthal, David Ellis Acker, David Barden
Producer: Rex Miller, Beth Hubbard, Anna Godas, Steven Cantor, Jamie Schutz, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Cinematographer: Rex Miller
Editor: Ben Sozanski, R.A. Fedde
Music: Jongnic Bontemps
Language: English
Country: USA, UK
Year: 2021
Publicist: CNN
US Distributor: A CNN Films & HBO Max / Magnolia Pictures release