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[OPIRG-EVENTS] National Film Institute: "MUHAMMAD ALI, THE GREATEST", this weekend

Sat./sam. August 16 aout, 19:00
Sat./sam. August 16 aout, 21:00
Sun,/dim. August 17 aout, 19:00

395, rue Wellington Street
National Archives Auditorium
Archives nationales du canada

France 1964-1974, 110 min. Director: William Klein 
This documentary by acclaimed photographer and
filmmaker William Klein is a vibrant, intimate
portrait of one of the greatest sports figures of
modern times. The first portion, shot from 1964-65,
covers the period of Ali's title fight and rematch
with Sonny Liston, when he was still known as Cassius
Clay. Klein later expanded the film to feature length
by following the historic "Rumble in the Jungle" match
against George Foreman in Zaire in 1974. Rather than
highlight fight footage, Klein focuses on Ali and his
era, with glimpses of such notables as Malcolm X,
Norman Mailer and The Beatles. The changing nature of
Ali's inner circle, the fighter's spiritual and
political complexity, and the racial climate of the
times are all brilliantly captured. “Klein was the
first film-maker to recognise the charisma and social
significance of Cassius Clay when he was mocked as the
Louisville Lip and expected to be beaten to a pulp by
Sonny Liston in 1964. In attaching himself to the
future champ's camp he recorded some unique
black-and-white footage which makes for a fascinating,
revealing movie, presented in Klein's deceptively
casual style.” Philip French (The Guardian) In

Ticket and Membership Purchase Info
All tickets, memberships and festival passes can only
be purchased at box-office
(Box-office opens half hour before screening time)

Tickets can only be purchased on day of screening;
they cannot be purchased in 

$ 6.00
Members, seniors, 
children 15 and under / Membres, age d'or et enfant de
moins de 15 ans

$ 9.00
Non-member / 
Grand public

Annual Membership / Carte annuelle de membre

Donor Membership 
Includes membership and a $ 15.00 charitable donation
tax receipt./ Ceci inclut tous les privilèges des
membres, ainsi qu'un reçu de charité de $ 15.00 (pour
déduction d'impôt).

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