“The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” by Chicago’s Kartemquin Films, digs deeper, uncovering the man behind the myth, including his anti-war activism and refusal to go to Vietnam, and his subsequent fight to overturn a five-year prison sentence. Covering his early days as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, the stigma perpetuated by the media and the present day Ali, the film illustrates his perseverance during difficult times, peeling back the image of the outspoken champion and presenting Ali in his greatest battle, the fight for his own personal and political convictions. The screening is co-presented with Inspire Media.
The movie is part of Northwestern University's Winter Film Series. All films are screened in the James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati Auditorium at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, 40 Arts Circle Drive, on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus.
Unless otherwise noted, general admission to Block Cinema is $6 for the general public or $4 for Block Museum members, Northwestern faculty, staff and students, students from other schools with valid IDs and individuals 65 and older. Quarterly passes are $20. Tickets are available one hour before show time. For more information, call the Block Cinema Hotline at (847) 491-4000
A long-term construction project on Northwestern’s south campus has closed vehicle access to the Block Museum and Arts Circle Drive. Free parking is available in the lot directly south of the museum.