Ashe '68

Director: Janicza Bravo

Institute History

  • 2019 Sundance Film Festival


Arthur Ashe made history by becoming the first African American to win the U.S. Open Tennis Championship. He devoted the rest of his life to fighting injustice and raising awareness of the black experience in America.

Ashe ’68 weaves together re-creations, period archival footage, and evocative sand animation to showcase Ashe’s internal pressures. Viewers can join Ashe and feel what he felt at the pre-match press conference where reporters obsessed over his race.

Screens with VR Cinema Program 3

— H.C.

Screening Details

  • Section: New Frontier Exhibitions
  • Film Type: VR
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 8 min.
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