Rediscovering, ‘Who is Stan Smith?’ – Interview

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We rediscover, ‘Who is Stan Smith?‘, and realizing he is more than just a tennis hero, sneaker icon and grandfather through this enthralling documentary.

Stan Smith and the creators of the captivating documentary ‘Who Is Stan Smith?‘ are gearing up for its much-anticipated US theatrical release. Delve into the lyrical and poignant journey chronicling the remarkable life of tennis legend, Adidas sneaker icon, and humanitarian, Stan Smith. The film will kick off its US screenings with star-studded premieres at Los Angeles’ Nuart Theater on May 3, 2024 (coincidentally his wife and mine’s birthday), and New York City’s Angelika Film Center on May 10.

Following these premieres, the film will grace over 50 markets throughout May, including Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, and many more, offering audiences a chance to witness the extraordinary story of Stan Smith. From his unparalleled achievements on the tennis court to his impactful humanitarian endeavors, including his advocacy against racism inspired by his relationship with Arthur Ashe, and his efforts to aid Black tennis player Mark Mathabane in escaping apartheid in South Africa, ‘Who Is Stan Smith?‘ is a testament to his multifaceted legacy.

Stan Smith.

Executive produced by LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, Alexandra Dell, and Donald Dell, and directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Danny Lee, the documentary unveils the journey of a sporting icon who transcended boundaries, both in sports and society. Through exclusive interviews with Stan Smith, his family, and renowned figures like John McEnroe and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, the film paints a vivid portrait of a man whose impact extends far beyond the tennis court.

Produced by UNINTERRUPTED, in collaboration with CALICO and distributed by Monkey Wrench Films, ‘Who Is Stan Smith?‘ promises to captivate audiences with its intimate portrayal of a true champion. From his rise to tennis stardom to his role as a leading civil rights and AIDS activist, Stan Smith’s story is one of resilience, compassion, and inspiration.

More than just the face of an iconic sneaker, Stan Smith embodies the spirit of a true champion in every aspect of his life. As we celebrate his achievements on and off the court, ‘Who Is Stan Smith?‘ stands as a tribute to his enduring legacy and the indelible mark he has left on the world.

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