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Three-time Emmy-nominated THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI from Kartemquin Films Returns

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50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS CELEBRATING A REMARKABLE LEGACY OF INSPIRING ACTION THROUGH DOCUMENTARY AND AN AMBITIOUS FUTURE

From Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Bill Siegel

The three-time Emmy-nominated documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" from director Bill Siegel and the acclaimed non-profit film production company Kartemquin Films (Kartemquin.com), returns to Film Forum in New York City this week. 

The return of the critically-acclaimed film comes as people around the world honor the late boxing great. 

Showtimes are as follows: June 10 – June 14 at 12:30 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 4:50 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

More info is available here: filmforum.org/film/the-trials-of-muhammad-ali-film

No conventional sports documentary, "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" investigates its extraordinary and often complex subject's life outside the boxing ring. 

From joining the controversial Nation of Islam and changing his name from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali, to his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War in the name of protesting racial inequality, to his global humanitarian work, Muhammad Ali remains an inspiring and controversial figure. 

Outspoken and passionate in his beliefs, Ali found himself in the center of America's controversies over race, religion, and war. 

From Kartemquin Films - makers of such acclaimed documentaries as "HOOP DREAMS" and "THE INTERRUPTERS" - and Academy Award®-nominated director Bill Siegel ("THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND"), "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" examines how one of the most celebrated sports champions of the 20th century risked his fame and fortune to follow his faith and conscience.
"The Trials of Muhammad Ali" director Bill Seigel, who dedicated two decades of his life to researching and producing this era of Ali's life, stated in a recent op-ed written for The Guardian, “When you’re Muhammad Ali, on the threshold of history looking forward, not knowing how it is going to turn out and being nonetheless ready to go to jail and sacrifice your career, the idea of being who you want to be defines courage…There will never be another Muhammad Ali within the boxing ring. But beyond the boxing ring, he represents the capacity we all have to live truly moral, principled and humane lives.”
2013 / 1.85:1 / 94 minutes / Color / US / English

Kartemquin Films, which is dedicated to the power of documentary to inspire action, recently announced its 50th Anniversary (KTQ50.org) events full of immersive experiences in Chicago and at major cities across the nation throughout 2016. The theme of this celebration is “Democracy through Documentary.”

About Kartemquin Films:
Kartemquin is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. In 2016, Kartemquin will celebrate 50 years of sparking democracy through documentary. A revered resource within the film community on issues of fair use, ethics, story and civic discourse, Kartemquin is internationally recognized for crafting quality documentaries backed by audience and community engagement strategies, and for its innovative media arts community programs. The organization has won every major critical and journalistic prize, including multiple Emmy, Peabody, duPont-Columbia and Robert F. Kennedy journalism awards, Independent Spirit, IDA, PGA and DGA awards, and an Oscar nomination. For the 50th anniversary of Kartemquin Films, several organizations in Chicago and around the country will host a series of screenings and events to celebrate the impact of their work, and the power of documentary to inspire storytelling for years to come. Kartemquin has produced over 55 documentaries, and given support to thousands of filmmakers through its acclaimed programs. The organization currently has over 12 projects in-progress. Kartemquin is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization based in Chicago.kartemquin.com

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