Ever since Venus and Serena Williams started playing in tennis tournaments, they’ve provoked strong reactions – from awe and admiration to suspicion and resentment. They’ve been winning championships for over a decade, pushing the limits of longevity in such a demanding sport. How long can they last? In Venus & Serena, we gain unprecedented access into their lives during the most intimidating year of their career. Over the course of 2011, Venus grappled with an energy-sapping autoimmune disease while Serena battled back from a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Neither Venus nor Serena let their adversities hold them back. They drew their greatest strength from each other.
6pm – light food provided by Tallulah on thames & wine from jonathan edwards winery. 7pm – film begins. Director Michelle Major will hold a post-film Q&A.
|Run time:||USA / 99 min / PG-13|
|Directors:||Michelle Major, Maiken Baird|
A ready-made narrative – a story of resilience and victory in the face of adversity, in a punishing sport...
Venus and Serena is an engaging, warts-and-all look at the Williams sisters, who have dominated the professional tennis circuit for more than a decade, breaking ground for female and African-American athletes.
A refreshingly candid portrait of the wunder sisters of tennis.”