A black child born on the US-Mexico border in the twilight of slavery, William Ellis inhabited a world divided along ambiguous racial lines. Adopting the name Guillermo Eliseo, he passed as Mexican, transcending racial lines to become fabulously wealthy as a Wall Street banker, diplomat, and owner of scores of mines and haciendas south of the border.
In 1997 Andre Agassi was ranked 141st in the world, married to a celebrity and consumed with hate for the game that gave him everything. Hitting rock bottom, he embarks on a soul searching mission to slay the nightmare dragon of his youth and feel the power of true love on his way to the 1999 French Open and maybe the greatest comeback in sports history.
Set in a recording studio in the 1920’s, over the course of one afternoon, a group of musicians and the legendary blues singer Ma Rainey record several songs as they discuss the questions of prejudice and the problems facing black people in American society.