The Trials of Muhammad Ali Screening

The Trials of Muhammad Ali Screening

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a film that explores the amazing life of famed boxer Muhammad Ali.

WXXI's Community Cinema series is pleased to present The Trials of Muhammad Ali followed by a group discussion, on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Little Theatre. This is a free event, open to the public.


A story of the famed boxer's toughest bout of all: his battle to overturn the prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. The Trials of Muhammad Ali explores Ali's exile years when he was banned from boxing and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.

Community Cinema made possible by Independent Lens ALSO this film is part of the African American Educational Awareness Film Series – local partner credits are:  Pothos Productions, Freedom Trail Commission, WHTK-1280 AM What’s Goin on with Brown & Allen, The Community Place of Greater Rochester and Threshold CAPP.

WXXI's Community Cinema series features films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series, Independent Lens. The screenings, held at the Little Theatre (240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY), will be followed by lively panel discussions to encourage dialogue and action around important and timely social issues. These events are free, open to the public, and reservations are not required.

Community Cinema is presented by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.