October 26, 2021

Muhammad Ali Performance & Movie September 8th

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Adults and families, bring your blankets and chairs for a full night of Muhammad Ali.

At 6:30, Living Literature, now celebrating its 25th year, will present a 30 minute Readers Theatre version of the book Becoming Muhammad Ali written by James Patteson and Kwame Alexander. This presentation is performed by actors Marlon Carey and Phoenix Williams. Both actors have appeared previously in Living Literature’s programs for the Reading Across Rhode Island.

At 7:15, we will show Part 1 of the HBO film, What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019/rated TV-14/83 min). Directed by Anthony Fuqua (Training Day, The Magnificent Seven) with executive producers LeBron James and Maverick Carter, the film takes a look back at Muhammad Ali’s childhood up through his epic first fight with Joe Frazier.

Join us for a night of learning more about the life of Muhammad Ali, his struggles, the racism he faced, and how he discovered boxing. Created in cooperation with the Muhammad Ali estate, both the book and the film capture the charisma and larger-than-life personality of one of the greatest sports heroes of all time.

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