CEN1-11. On the Line: The Richard Williams Story

USA, Feature Documentary, 2022, 90 min

Tennis was historically a sport of the upper classes and a fixture of lily-white country club culture, and the Williamses were the ultimate outliers. They burst onto the scene with phenomenal fanfare, anticipation, and some skepticism -- but Venus and Serena had the grit and raw talent to back up the hype. Fierce competitors on the court, the siblings remained consummate professionals despite enduring criticism and ugly rumors that reeked of racism. Through exclusive interviews with Richard Williams and rare home movies featuring the Williams sisters' amazing trajectory, this documentary is an illuminating portrait of a family that forged a path for future competitors of color while revolutionizing the sport of tennis.

Directed by Stuart McClave

Colorado Premiere

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; Grace Commons Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; Cinemark Century Boulder 1, 1700 29th St.; Cinemark Century Boulder 2, 1700 29th St.; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium