'The Trials of Muhammad Ali' covers Ali's toughest bout: his battle to overturn a five-year prison sentence for refusing US military service in Vietnam. Prior to becoming the most recognizable face on earth, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent. 'Trials' zeroes in on the most controversial years of Ali's life, when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune.
Rocky Mountain PBS presents "The Trials of Muhammed Ali" as part of it's on-going Community Cinema series. Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members, and public television partners to learn, discuss, and get involved in key social issues of our time. For the Denver screening, on Tuesday March 11, 7pm at the Denver Film Society Center, panelists will be:
Professor/Chair - African and African American Studies Department at MSU Denver
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Adviser – Religious Studies at University of Denver
Director of Sport and Performance Psychology Program at University of Denver
Jeff S. Fard, Brother Jeff
Founder, Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center
Multimedia journalist, historian and community organizer
For the full list of screenings and to reserve a seat, visit the Rocky Mountain PBS website.