The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Followed by a panel discussion with Miya Ali, David Banks, Warrington Hudlin, and William C. Rhoden
Dir. Bill Siegel. 2013, 86 mins. Digital projection. The Trials of Muhammad Ali investigates its extraordinary and complex subject’s life outside the boxing ring. From joining the Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America’s controversies over race, religion, and war. From Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters), The Trials of Muhammad Ali examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the twentieth century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Miya Ali, daughter of Muhammad Ali; Warrington Hudlin, Museum trustee and President of the Black Filmmaker Foundation; and William C. Rhoden (The New York Times); moderated by David Banks, president and CEO of the Eagle Academy Foundation.
Free screening. Tickets available on request at the admissions desk. Please note the 4:00 p.m. screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali has been cancelled.