Althea (2014)

A documentary film about the trailblazing athlete, Althea Gibson

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2014-11-14
  • User Rating: 7/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 24min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Icarus Films
  • Director: Rex Miller
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Althea Gibson’s life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, Althea emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world in the 1950s. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 1930s, mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, and fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring her story into a much broader realm of the American story.

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  • Althea Gibson

    as Althea Gibson
Production John Amos Executive Producer
Production Nancy Buirski Producer
Sound David Majzlin Original Music Composer
Writing David Majzlin Musical
Production Billie Jean King Executive Producer
Directing Rex Miller Director
Camera Rex Miller Director of Photography
Production Rex Miller Producer
Editing Elisabeth Haviland James Editor
Production Elisabeth Haviland James Producer
Production William Ackman Executive Producer