Curzon Community Cinema
46 Old Church Road, Clevedon BS21 6NN


Oct 19 2023


7:30 PM

Cassius X: Becoming Ali + Q&A

This gripping documentary is screening during Black History Month as part of the Curzon Cinema‘s new Connections strand of events. The film will be followed by a Q&A with Dr Lawrence Hoo of CARGO Movement and and civil rights campaigner Paul Stephenson’s daughter.

The film explores the life of Cassius Clay as he undergoes his spiritual transformation as well as examining the evolution of his amazing boxing skills, this landmark film is structured around the early years of his boxing career between 1959 and 1964 when he turned professional and pursued his dream of becoming World Heavyweight Champion.

From his first contact with the Nation of Islam to the moment when he is given the name Muhammad Ali, we reveal the events in America that would shape his beliefs and examine the figures such as Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X who would become his spiritual advisors. Featuring interviews with people with a direct connection to these moments in Ali’s life, Cassius X: Becoming Ali examines the influences on Ali’s awakenings with regard to owning his own identity – the Nation of Islam, integration vs. separation, and the thoughts and perspectives and beliefs he adopts.

It is Ali’s origin story – the definitive observation of the emergence of a hero.

Tickets: £7.50 (Concessions available).
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