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Cassius X: Becoming Ali (15)

Wednesday 18th Oct 2023 — Thursday 19th Oct 2023, Corn Exchange Cinema

Full Price £9.80 / Concessions Price £8.30 (including booking fees)

  • A man stands poised ready to fight with his fists up, wearing boxing gloves.

The Fighter. The Activist. The Disciple. The Greatest.

The film follows the early years of Cassius Clay, from bright-eyed rookie to world heavyweight champion and from working class intellectual to one of America’s most influential civil rights campaigners. The film reveals how the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, reinforced by a friendship with revolutionary preacher, Malcolm X, set Clay on the journey to become 'Cassius X', before his induction to the Nation of Islam and ascension to the name of the great Muhammad Ali.

CASSIUS X: Becoming Ali is the extraordinary story of how one young boxer from Louisville, Kentucky became a cultural icon for the ages, forever to be known thereafter as 'The Greatest'.

Duration: 90 mins

Dir: Muta'Ali Muhammad

USA, 2023