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Born and raised in a segregated Virginia, Arthur Ashe rose to the top of the overwhelmingly white world of tennis in the 1960s to achieve many firsts as the most prevalent Black man in the sport. Reticent early in his career to address racial strife in America until the events of 1968, Ashe became an outspoken civil rights activist in the fight against racial discrimination, South African apartheid and later the stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS. This insightful documentary includes exclusive interviews with Ashe’s family, Black activists and tennis cohorts Billie Jean King and John McEnroe. With striking archival footage and previously unheard audiotapes, FEST alum Sam Pollard (SAMMY DAVIS, JR.: I’VE GOTTA BE ME) and Rex Miller’s latest film celebrates the inspirational life of this groundbreaking tennis champion and humanitarian.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    USA, UK
  • Premiere
    Los Angeles
  • Director
    Rex Miller, Sam Pollard
  • Producer
    Rex Miller, Beth Hubbard, Anna Godas, Steven Cantor, Jamie Schutz
  • Executive Producer
    Alex Gibney, Mike Jackson, John Legend, Ty Styklorious, Amy Entelis, Courtney Sexton, William Ackman, Oliver Harbottle, Tony Tabatznik, John Arnhold, Regina K. Skully, David Ulich, Michael Cascio, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, Nina and David Fialkow, Patty Quillin, Rick Rosenthal, Geralyn Dreyfous, David Ellis Acker, David Barden
  • Cast
    Arthur Ashe
  • Cinematographer
    Rex Miller
  • Editor
    Ben Sozanski, R.A Fedde
  • Music
    Jongnic Bontemps