Film Screening 31st March, 2022

Poster for King Richard

King Richard 

7:30 PM, 31st March, 2022

  • M
  • 144 mins
  • 2021
  • Reinaldo Marcus Green
  • Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney, Jon Bernthal

Before they were even born, Richard Williams (Will Smith) had already put together a brazen, 78-page plan for how to turn his two daughters – Venus and Serena – into professional tennis players. Using whatever methods necessary and undeterred by endless obstacles, Richard works tirelessly to enact his vision, defying seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before his family, including long-suffering wife, Brandy (Aunjanue Ellis).

You may think you know what to expect from a film like this, but King Richard transcends your usual formulaic sports biopic clichés (no training montages here!) to make for a profoundly moving and immensely crowdpleasing yet nuanced family drama. And at its beating heart is a towering performance from Smith, delivering his best work in years.

Nominated for 6 Oscars in 2022, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Will Smith).