Trials of Muhammad Ali with Special Post-Screening Panel Discussion
Please join us for this special screening.
Joining us for the post-screening discussion will be:
Phil Shinnick (AUP Co-founder, Olympian and doctor)
David Meggyesy (AUP President, author, former pro football player and National Football Players Association organizer)
Rus Bradburd (Author, NMSU professor, former NMSU and UTEP Basketball Coach, AUP Board member)
Kari Lydersen (Author and journalist, Northwestern School of Journalism and former competitive swimmer)
Michael James (AUP Board member, former college football player, writer, and co-host The Live from the Heartland Show)
Tickets are $9.25
Trials of Muhammad Ali
directed by Bill Siegel starring Muhammad Ali in English
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 belief and 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.
From his Louisville roots, through his years in exile, to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Trials traces Ali’s path from poet to pariah to global ambassador for peace. At each stage, the challenges Ali faces go far beyond the boxing ring and ultimately encompass issues of power, race, faith and identity that confront us all.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali is not a boxing film and has no highlight reel. Instead, it focuses on Ali’s toughest bouts: his decision to join a controversial religious group, his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service, and his struggle with Parkinson’s.
An invigorating doc brings the long-forgotten controversy to life… captures the thrill of Ali’s personality even for viewers with little interest in the sweet science.
—John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter