"King Richard"

Director of Programming: Derek Horne

On November 6, the Annapolis Film Society was treated to an advance screening of the spectacular new Warner Bros. film King Richard, produced by Annapolitans Tim White and Trevor White, (the sons of Patti and Geoffrey White, Patti is the co-founder and co-director of the Annapolis Film Festival). After producing a string of hits such as Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated The Post, the Independent Spirit Award-winning Ingrid Goes West, the Cannes Film Festival award-winning Wind River, and the Opening night film of the 2017 Annapolis Film Festival LBJ directed by Rob Reiner, the White Brothers have served up another Ace (to use a tennis metaphor). If this were a baseball movie, I would say they hit a home run.

King Richard
is being hailed as a front-runner for the Academy Awards in several categories. Since its World Premiere in September at the Telluride Film Festival, the film has gained favor with critics and audiences alike as indicated by the flurry of positive reviews from Variety, the Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, etc and its sweep of audience awards at such top festivals as the Chicago Int’l Film Festival, Philadelphia Int’l Film Festival, Miami Int’l Film Festival, and the Heartland Film Festival. Tim and Trevor now find themselves front and center in the news making Variety’s list of Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2021 and recently the subject of an Indiewire article praising them for all the things they did right in producing King Richard...

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