The Trials of Muhammad Ali


City Opera House Fri, Aug 2, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by The Wilson Family & Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Inc.
Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 3, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by Alan and Susan Kirby
Film Info
Release Year:2013
Runtime:93 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
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Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Muhammad Ali
Director:Bill Siegel
Produced by:Rachel Pikelny
Bill Siegel
Cinematography:Andrew Black
Marcel Cabrera
Slawomir Grunberg
Dana Kupper
Ines Sommer
Stanley Staniski
Aaron Wickenden
Jeff Freeman
Editing By:Aaron Wickenden
Music By:Joshua Abrams


In the 1960s, as the Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum, a young boxer named Cassius Clay powered his way onto the sports page. After aligning himself with the Nation of Islam and changing his name to Muhammad Ali, his status changed from boxing superstar to American legend. Along with his conversion to Islam came a choice to refuse to serve in the Vietnam War, a decision that would touch off a hard-fought legal battle with the US government. More than a boxing film, this rousing documentary confronts issues of race, faith, politics and identity at a time when Americans faced jail time for standing up for their beliefs. In Person: Director Bill Siegel.