Venus Vs.
Venus Vs.
Summer Showcase
(USA, 2013, 50 mins, HDCam)
World premiere
Directed By: Ava DuVernay
Producers: Ava DuVernay, Howard Barish, Tilane Jones, Libby Geist, Deirdre Fenton, Carol Stiff
Cinematographers: Arthur Jafa, Kate Reid, Hans Charles
Editor: Spencer Averick
Featuring: Venus Williams, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe, Maria Sharapova
Venus Williams. She's got the swing. She's got the swagger. But what most of us don't know is how she radically changed the course of tennis history. Since the 1970s, players like Billie Jean King and her fellow Original Nine members struggled for pay equality between male and female athletes at Grand Slams like the French Open and Wimbledon. The resistance was unyielding—until Venus stepped into the game and Wimbledon became about more than just winning a match.

Trailblazing, director Ava DuVernay returns to the Festival after her widely acclaimed Middle of Nowhere with this compelling documentary. Venus Vs. captures the bold charisma and resolve of a champion who expects nothing less than equality.

Hosted by Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and African American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM)
Screening Schedule
Wed, Jun 19th 7:20pm
Regal Cinemas 10

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Sat, Jun 22nd 5:40pm
Regal Cinemas 12

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