Trials of Muhammad Ali Simulcast: Online Screening and Live Chat

April 14, 2014 by Craig Phillips in


The Trials of Muhammad Ali
Exclusive Screening & Live Chat with Director Bill Siegel
Monday April 14, 10pm ET/7 PT

Independent Lens, Kartemquin Films, and Eight Arizona are trying something new. For the first time ever, we’re hosting an online screening and filmmaker live chat with simulcast during the film’s national broadcast. Don’t have a TV? Watch online and join the live discussion with award-winning filmmaker Bill Siegel right here.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a feature-length documentary film covering Ali’s toughest bout, his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service. Trials is not a boxing film, but it is a fight film. It traces a formative period in Ali’s life, one that is remarkably unknown to young people today and tragically neglected by those who remember him as a boxer, but overlook how controversial he was when he first took center stage.

“A rock-solid portrait of Ali’s passions about faith and conscience, and a stirring case that his political legacy is more important, and will be more lasting, than his days in the boxing ring.” – Ray Pride, Newcity

Join us for the film tonight, both on TV and online, with this exclusive live chat alongside the film.

Craig Phillips

Craig is the digital content producer for Independent Lens, based in San Francisco. He is a film nerd, cartoonist, classic film poster collector, wannabe screenwriter, and owner of/owned by cats.