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Packed with never-released material, this documentary tells the life story of Muhammad Ali from angles we haven't seen before, even as it has a tendency to drift into hero worship. But filmmaker Clare Lewins assembles the material with style and personality, mixing home movies and previously unheard recordings with firsthand interviews with the people who know Ali best. Oddly, many of them speak in the past tense, which makes the film feel like a eulogy for a man who's still alive.
Watch any clip of Ali and it's clear that this man is a force of nature. In his heyday, his charisma was legendary, infusing new life into the boxing world when he emerged as Cassius Clay and was banned from boxing for refusing to participate in the Viet Nam draft. A lifelong activist, Ali has never compromised his principles, being true to himself while sticking up for those around him. He also broke rules by talking directly to the world through the media's cameras, chanting at and dancing around his competitors. But the film's most intriguing aspect is its depiction of him as a doting father who has always had time for his kids. At 72, he lives in Arizona with his wife, and is seriously ill with Parkinson's.
Everyone on-screen has been caught up in Ali's magic, with one noting that looking into his eyes is like seeing God. These kind of comments are a bit too intent on creating a legend while skipping over some of the grittier details of his life. Yes, Lewins seems to get caught up in the mythology as well. The film only briefly touches on his four marriages and children from extra-marital affairs, but it does spend some time exploring his more shocking public comments. Although even these are recalled through the prism of time, offering explanations and even redemption.
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'I Am Ali' is a documentary about the life of the boxing champion Muhammad Ali, as much as it is also a documentary about the people who were inspired and motivated by his image, or through meeting him. The documentary is told, in part, through never before heard audio journals from the boxing legend and human rights activist. Through his huge heavy weight career, as well as his racial justice and religious freedom avocation, Ali became a hero to many people. The film is set to be the third documentary about Ali, although with this new, more personal insight into the man behind the gloves, to could yet prove to be the greatest.
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10th January, 1949
RT @dyyeun: @GeorgeForeman Amen big George
RT @jgervin: @GeorgeForeman @ShowtimeBoxing Hmmmmmm. August heat in Texas can take its toll on Friday folks.
RT @r8hitman: @RingRopesSport @GeorgeForeman The "pugilistic link". 'Sugar' Ray Robinson had the speed and grace of Muhammad Ali and the k…
The young Mike Tyson came on like a Volcano. No turning him off https://t.co/PnFSMLBBs2
Sorry man, let me slide this time G https://t.co/lNunoiCtsz
Oh such a though for me! He got me https://t.co/41aBVlImMs
Wish washy me. https://t.co/pQ9sSkhwma
RT @Glenn_Aki82: @GeorgeForeman @mikeygarcia Maybe after bud Crawford yea george..what about lomachenko vs garcia then we really see how go…
So many greats going back; no one in my mind now https://t.co/k6TIE5oxR6
I really can’t argue that, he is most power puncher for sure https://t.co/7NRgcc85wl
RT @JohnStarr4: @GeorgeForeman There should have been a show called George and Sons or George, George, George, George George and George.
RT @CarrieJ2912: @GeorgeForeman i can’t help but think of you every time i hear the mamma Mia commercials! You love some abba!
RT @notraypalpowask: @GeorgeForeman I was probabaly 7 and was a fan of yours because of ur meineke commercials...I hated evander after tha…
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Split decision “Holmes.” Land more jabs and he could hold on. I’d only seek a kO https://t.co/MsQSlJtzv5
RT @Tcoinsboxing: @GeorgeForeman Im big on mikey but i think he will be bullied and beaten by spence or crawford, but hey i been wrong befo…
Lennox can be placed anywhere in the top 10 greats; he was a Prince https://t.co/n8PN0g9Ac3
“Boxing all time royalty” a name for this picture. https://t.co/HDHgFXgHwm
RT @Arturthecounter: @GeorgeForeman Wow really? I think Crawford takes it, but Garcia can't be underestimated.
RT @R0botFisticuffs: @GeorgeForeman Much respect to you, but Crawford by a mile.
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