“KING RICHARD ascends the throne of America’s most inspiring movies in this story of Venus and Serena Williams’ rise to become the greatest tennis players in history. Reinaldo Marcus Green’s sure hand charts this journey by focusing on family and the eternal, paternal drive that not only ensures opportunity, but insists on it. Will Smith’s landmark performance as the man with the plan has audiences rising to their feet to prove that in a sport where “love” means “zero” – here, love means everything.” -The American Film Institute, AFI AWARDS 2021
KING RICHARD (2021) – AFI Movie Club
Based on the remarkable true story of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world’s greatest sports legends, KING RICHARD (2021) stars Will Smith in the title role and features cinematography by Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977).
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