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Muhammad Ali the Greatest, 1964-74


Muhammad Ali the Greatest

Muhammad Ali the Greatest, 1964-74
William Klein, 1974


Many classic films are just as powerful today as when they were first released. We add such films from many genres to our schedule throughout the season. Many are shown on the occasion of their rereleases, in fresh, new or restored prints.

Thu, Aug 7, 2003 7 PM
Fri, Aug 8, 2003 7 PM
Sat, Aug 9, 2003 7 PM

Priceless documentary footage highlights this classic portrait of Ali.
Of all the films and books about him, is among the most highly praised portraits of the prizefighter formerly known as Cassius Clay. Through priceless documentary footage spanning Ali's 1964 fight with Sonny Liston and his comeback in 1974 (the famous "Rumble in the Jungle"), Klein's extraordinarily vivid look places Ali against the backdrop of mid-1960s America, highlighting the champ's real and symbolic contributions to the civil rights upheavals of that day. With appearances by Malcolm X, George Foreman, the Beatles, and Norman Mailer. (120 mins.)

Picture Lock: 25 Years of Film/Video Residencies at the Wex

Learn more about our four-day celebration of the Film/Video Studio here (then grab a Festival Pass for admission to all screenings and conversations here). 

The Decline of Western Civilization

Don't miss your chance to see filmmaker Penelope Spheeris introduce her iconic The Decline of Western Civilization on Friday, October 23—get your tickets now.