COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES CONTINUES WITH "THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI"
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Noon
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 9, 2014
COMMUNITY CINEMA SERIES CONTINUES WITH
“THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI”
Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12:00 P.M.
PITTSBURGH—WQED’s popular Pittsburgh Community Cinema series will continue Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Noon with a FREE screening of Independent Lens: The Trials of Muhammad Ali. The event will be held at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s Earth Theater in conjunction with the “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibition. Attendance is free, but requires registration at https://communitycinematrials.eventbrite.com/. Additionally, the first 50 registrants will receive a complimentary pass to visit the museum.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali is an award-winning film covering the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of belief and conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, striking issues of race, faith and identity that continue to confront us all today. Tim Stevens, community activist and Founder/CEO of the Black Political Empowerment Project, will lead the post-screening discussion.
Community Cinema is a free documentary screening series on topics important to our community, region, and world. Pittsburgh's Community Cinema provides an opportunity to view films from the award-winning PBS series Independent Lens, prior to their release on television.
WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award –winning weekly series airing on PBS. The acclaimed anthology series features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by Independent Television Service (ITVS), the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The senior series producer is Lois Vossen. More information at www.pbs.org/independentlens. Join Independent Lens on Facebook at www.facebook.com/independentlens.
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