An amazing story of how record-breaking tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams were prepped for greatness against all odds.
Language: English – subtitles: Dutch
This fact-based fiction film centers around the father of Venus and Serena Williams in the title referred to as King Richard. Richard Williams is determined to create a better future for his daughters and turn them into great tennis players. But living in a dangerous neighborhood and trying to enter a predominantly white tennis world, he finds out the odds are strongly against him. His methods are not only controversial, but also attract the attention of social services.
You don’t have to be a tennis fan to enjoy this incredible story. Venus and Serena Williams have not only become two of the most successful tennis players to ever live on the face of this earth, they are also important role models for many (young) women.
“Showboating self-promoter; an overbearing bully; a distraction from his daughters’ careers: all of this and more has been levelled at Richard Williams, the larger-than-life father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams. This crowd-pleasing biopic, starring a grizzled Will Smith as Williams, redresses the balance somewhat with a more sympathetic portrait. It’s worth noting that both the Williams sisters and their half-sibling Isha Price are listed as executive producers.” The Guardian
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
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The screening of the film starts at 20:00. We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.