Wednesday, February 8 8:00 PM at Nyack Center|
THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI
Directed by Bill Siegel
2013, USA, 92 minutes
Muhammed Ali was the most famous, loudest and baddest of Americans to refuse to serve during the Vietnam War. His embrace of Islam specifically the Nation of Islam led to his stance on the war amd his journey to the Supreme Court. There is no smoothing over the complexities of Alis religious affiliation and acceptance of dogma in this tale of a man who spoke his mind (and could care less what people thought) and broke Americas polite contracts regarding celebrity and race.
Meet the Filmmaker: Bill Siegel, via Skype
"In its portrayal of a hyper-confident motormouth, The Trials of Muhammad Ali leaves a clear impression. The fighter shook up Americaand its assumptions about raceby being the opposite of Jackie [Robinson]: always talking, always reacting, always provoking." Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
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Nyack Center (View)
Broadway at Depew Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
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