Los Angeles Film Festival
Summer Showcase
(U.S.A., 2011, 75 mins)
Directed By: Eric Drath
Executive Producers: Barry Murphy, Eric Drath
Producers: Aaron Cohen, Eric Drath, Barry Murphy
Screenwriters: Aaron Cohen, Eric Drath
Cinematographer: James Fideler
Editor: Brian Hartough
Featuring: Dr. Renée Richards
Music: Nathan Halpern
In 1976 women's amateur tennis star Renée Richards rocked the sports world when it was discovered she had been born Richard Raskin and had undergone a sex change operation two years earlier.  As Richard, born to a wealthy family, he had been an alpha male, a popular Yale athlete, a world class eye surgeon and a married man and father.  As Renée, she caused a storm.  Many women refused to play her.  She had to sue the National Tennis Association to go pro.  And now she has to deal with the guilt she feels about her strained relationship with her abandoned son.

In Eric Drath's fascinating, painfully honest portrait of this pioneering athlete, Renée comes forth to reflect on her amazing and troubled life on both sides of the gender divide.
Screening Schedule
Fri, Jun 17th 7:00pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 9
Tue, Jun 21st 7:40pm
Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE 10
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