OPENING NIGHT FILM - Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ

Presented by BET Networks


AMC 42nd Empire 25 - Theater 13 Wed, Sep 23, 2015 7:30 PM
Film Info
Section:Opening Night
Release Year:2015
Production Country:USA
Director:Clarence "Coodie" Simmons & Chike Ozah
Cast:Jim Brown
Muhammad Ali
Godfrey C. Danchimah
Laila Ali
Genesis The Grey Kid
LL Cool J
David Banner
J. Ivy
Walt Frazier
Sugar Ray Leonard
Brian Cebello
Mike Tyson
Jeffrey T. Sammons
Michael Eric Dyson
Ronnie Essett
Shaya Ali
Roni Marsalis
Ray Lewis
Rosie Perez


Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ honors the boxing legend in a way that goes beyond a simple portrayal of historic events. The directors have used a unique mix of memorable interviews and evocative and rarely seen archival images to illustrate his significant impact on culture. His influence can be immediately recognized in hip-hop as he has been referenced numerous times by the genre’s leading voices. The film highlights more than Muhammad Ali’s brilliance in the ring and shines a light on both his legacy as a social activist who has never wavered from fighting against injustice and his infamous charm that still wins over hearts around the world today.