The Trials of Muhammad Ali will be screening in Chicago from November 8th to November 14th! Khalilah Camacho-Ali - the former Mrs. Muhammad Ali, who is featured in the documentary – will be in town to promote the film and make appearances at select screenings.
A special opening night event will be held at the Music Box Theatre on Friday, November 8th at 8pm. There will be a reception starting at 7pm with free food and drinks, and appearances by Khalilah Camacho-Ali, director Bill Siegel, producer Rachel Pikelny and many other Kartemquinites. Tickets now on sale!
The film will be screening at three theaters across the city from 11/8 to 11/14:
Music Box Theatre
3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
Showing daily: 3:00 (Sat & Sun only): 5:00, 7:15, 9:30.
*Special appearance by Bill Siegel and Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 8pm screening Nov 8th (tickets).
*Special appearance by Athletes United for Peace at 7:15pm screening Nov 13th.
Chatham 14 (Screening Nov 8 - Nov 21)
210 West 87th Street, Chicago, IL
Showing daily: 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:30.
*Special appearance by Bill Siegel and Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 4:45pm screening Nov 9th.
ICE Lawndale 10
3330 W. Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60624
*Special appearance by Bill Siegel and Khalilah Camacho-Ali at 7pm screening Nov 10th.
The film has been garnering attention from film critics across the country, and the knockout reviews keep pouring in. Here's a selection of the highlights:
"‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Uncovers Missing Chapter Behind the Legend." POV loves the film!
"Revelatory... feisty... valuable... deftly establishes the hostile environment in which the heavyweight champion boxer defended his religious and political beliefs." - Seattle Times
"A balanced account of an Ali most Americans don't recall... As famous as Ali is, Siegel's personal approach also invites introspection into one's own identity, values, and destiny." - Portland Mercury.
"Siegel's The Trials of Muhammad Ali Is Simply Brilliant." - The Huffington Post.
"Gut-punching... a rare and special breed of documentary: the new chronicle we didn't know we needed... great." - SF Weekly
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