Citizen Ashe

U.S./U.K., 94m, DCP

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Screened December 3–9, 2021

The story of sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe goes beyond the tennis courts of Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, and the Australian Open — Ashe remains the only Black man to have won singles championships at all three. Rex Miller and Sam Pollard’s Citizen Ashe uncovers how Ashe’s activism grew in spite of a conservative sports culture and his rise to worldwide fame, embracing not only the Civil Rights movement but becoming an advocate for oppressed peoples throughout the world. Ashe died of AIDS-related complications in 1993 and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom the same year. A Magnolia Pictures release

Official Selection: Telluride, DOC NYC, AFI Fest

A film by Rex Miller Sam Pollard

As elegant and as agile as the tennis great it profiles.”

Gary Kramer, Salon

Fans of tennis and fascinating American lives will be equally satisfied.”

Odie Henderson,