About the Film
Admission to the film is free – but advance registration is requested.
CITIZEN ASHE is the story of sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe. Known to most for his stellar sports career – Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open winner, and the first black player to be selected for the Davis Cup Team. The film uncovers Ashe’s personal evolution from Grand Slam Champion to global activist – embracing not only the Civil Rights movement and apartheid in South Africa, but all oppressed peoples throughout the world. Ashe died of AIDS-related complications in 1993 and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom the same year.
Presented in celebration of Black History Month and as part of the Raising Voices Film Series. Supported with grant funding from Park City Municipal Corp.
COVID Policies for film screenings at the Jim Santy Auditorium:
- All patrons must provide proof of full vaccination in order to attend our film screenings (hard copies and digital records are accepted). We are operating at 60% capacity at the Jim Santy Auditorium and masks are required for all patrons without exception. Complete details on our Cinema Safe protocols can be accessed here.