From today, Friday, September 16, 2016, until next week Friday, September 23rd, the Emmy Award-winning “The Trials of Muhammad Ali” (2013) from Kartemquin Films will be available to watch entirely for FREE on the company’s streaming website.
This move is part of a major retrospective celebration of the not-for-profit documentary collective (Kartemquin Films), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, as films from its astounding library are screened theatrically (most recently at the Museum of the Moving Image in NYC), and select titles released online, a-week-at-time, for FREE viewing.
“The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” which is also available to buy on DVD, is directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Bill Siegel (“The Weather Underground”). The powerful documentary examines the life of Muhammad Ali beyond the boxing ring to offer a personal perspective on the legend. Investigating Ali’s spiritual transformation – including his conversion to Islam, his resistance to the Vietnam War draft, and his humanitarian work – the film connects Ali’s transcendent life story to America’s struggles with race, religion, and war in the twentieth century.
The film had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013, and won the ABCNews VideoSource Award at the IDA Documentary Awards. It was an official selection of numerous festivals worldwide, including the Festival Do Rio, Seattle International Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival, AFI Docs, Montclair Film Festival, and Melbourne International Film Festival.
Kino Lorber would release the film in a limited theatrical run that year.
Check out the documentary’s trailer below, and then head over to Kartemquin’s streaming site to watch it in full for FREE!