March 29, 1967:
One year after Ali’s historic victory against Canadian boxing legend George Chuvalo, the Houston local board issued orders to Ali to report to the induction station of the U.S. Military, which marked the beginning of Ali’s greatest fight of all – the fight against the draft.
Read more about The Trials of Muhammad Ali, a new film about this historic struggle. Follow the film on facebook and twitter and purchase tickets to its WORLD PREMIERE at the Tribeca Film Festival.
I think purity can become a dead end. In other words, we saw how important emotion was in changing people’s minds [about a subject]. What we saw with Hoop Dreams was that if you could really get someone, grab them by the heart, and create that emotional power, then you can reach out to audiences who aren’t already sympathetic necessarily to your characters.
Gordon Quinn, Co-founder and Artistic Director of Kartemquin Films
Leaflet from a 1980 Italian screening of Taylor Chain. Students translated the films into Italian from the English scripts and then “live read” the subtitles in Italian as the film played.