VMFA hosts Richmond’s first-ever community screenings of Citizen Ashe, the documentary film about trailblazing tennis legend, humanitarian, and Richmond native Arthur Ashe. Told largely in Ashe’s own voice and featuring archival film, photography, and newsreel coverage of his athletic career, the documentary follows his self-exploration, evolution on race relations, family relationships, the pivotal decisions that shaped his life, and his influence on athletes who came after him. The first screening will be followed by a panel discussion with co-director/producer/cinematographer Rex Miller, brother Johnnie Ashe and sister Loretta Harris, and moderated by historian Dr. Lauranett Lee. Citizen Ashe is directed by Peabody Award–winner Rex Miller and Academy Award–nominee Sam Pollard and produced by Dogwoof, Sidewinder Films and Rexpix Media for CNN Films and HBO Max.
Cost: Free admission; Reservations are required
This event is sold out
Sat, Jun 25
10:30 am–1 pm | Includes panel discussion and Q&A
2–3:35 pm | Film only
Leslie Cheek Theater