Tennis champion Althea Gibson was one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, but her life and achievements transcend sports. A truant from the rough streets of Harlem, she emerged as a most unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world in the 1950s, winning the Wimbledon, U.S Nationals and French Open singles titles. The story of her life is told in the fascinating documentary Althea, one of two films being screened at our Weekend Film Series, sponsored by Gosling’s, on February 15.
Our other film is Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story (3 p.m.). Canadian filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. They pledge to survive only on food that has been discarded, and the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling.
Margaret Ward, executive director of Bermuda’s Eliza DoLittle Society will be on hand for a Q and A after the film.
Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
Reserve tickets by calling 294-0204 or visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the BUEI.