The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today.
Special Opening Night Event at Music Box Theatre – November 8th at 7:00pm
There will be a reception starting at 7pm with free food and drinks, and appearances by director Bill Siegel, producer Rachel Pikelny, and Khalilah Camacho-Ali. A Q+A discussion with Khalilah and the filmmakers will follow the screening. Tickets are now on sale.
THE TRIALS OF MUHMMAD ALI will be screening at three theaters across Chicago from 11/8 to 11/14:
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60613
*Special appearance by Director Bill Siegel and Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 8pm screening Nov 8th.
ICE Lawndale 10
3330 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60624
210 West 87th Street
*Special appearance by Director Bill Siegel and Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 4:45pm screening Nov 9th.
Directed by Bill Siegel
Produced by Rachel Pikelny and Bill Siegel
Edited by Aaron Wickenden
Original Music by Joshua Abrams
Executive Producers – Leon Gast and Kat White
Executive Producer for ITVS – Sally Jo Figer
Executive Producers for Kartemquin Films – Justine Nagan and Gordon Quinn
Trials of Muhammad Ali Festival Poster – designed by Reid Compton
2013 / 1.85:1 / 94 minutes / Color / US / English