American Arab to World Premiere at IDFA

Usama Alshaibi's American Arab will have its World Premiere at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam), the world's largest documentary film festival. Our acclaimed film The Trials of Muhammad Ali will also play at IDFA, in its European Premiere. Usama Alshaibi and The Trials of Muhammad Ali director Bill Siegel will attend the festival, as will Gordon Quinn and Justine Nagan (executive producers on both films), and Kartemquin associate Dinesh Sabu (cinematographer on American Arab). Continued

"Our kind of town, Chicago is"

We have a number of Chicago events coming up this fall, and wanted to share them all with the fans in our home town. Our producers, associates and staff will be out in force at all of the following - we look forward to seeing you! October 5th - The Trials of Muhammad Ali Chicago premiere! Part of Music Box Theatre's Docs at the Box. Director Bill Siegel will attend. Get tickets. October 20th - Chicago Humanities Festival Kartemquin founder and artistic director Gordon Quinn is speaking on documentary ethics and fair use. Details: Continued

The Trials of Muhammad Ali is a champion, say critics

A big couple of weeks start today for The Trials of Muhammad Ali - and the film has come out swinging! The film opens this weekend in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Philly, Baltimore, Pasadena, Denver, Hartford, Santa Fe, and Claremont. Within the following week, the film's director Bill Siegel will also attend special one-off screenings in New York (already SOLD OUT), Louisville (at Muhammad Ali Center), and in Chicago. The film will also open in Nashville and Portland that week, and many more dates in major cities will follow across the rest of 2013. Get more information and tickets here. A wave of buzz has built up ahead of this run of screenings, with some knockout reviews and growing word of mouth. Here's a selection of highlights: Continued

NYC Loves Trials of Ali

It was a memorable opening weekend for The Trials of Muhammad Ali in New York. Excited movie goers - including cinema legend Spike Lee, pictured here with Trials director Bill Siegel - packed into the IFC Center for their chance to see what Dave Zirin of The Nation called "the best documentary ever made" about the champ, writing "This is a special film. It should be treasured by anyone who cares about sports, politics, the 1960s or the vivacious, loquacious, bodacious, Muhammad Ali." Continued

Gathr Gets Sneak Previews of The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The "theatrical on demand" website Gathr is offering sneak previews of The Trials of Muhammad Ali across the USA this week, thanks to distributor Kino Lorber. The Gathr Preview Series gives audiences in select cities the chance to see special 1-time only advance screenings of the best independent cinema in theaters before anyone else – even before the NYC and LA releases (which is August 23rd at IFC CENTER for Trials). The cities involved are below, each with the date of their screening of The Trials of Muhammad Ali this week: Continued

Official trailer: The Trials of Muhammad Ali and upcoming screening dates

Muhammad Ali is coming to a city near you! Check out the stirring new trailer. Below is the list of confirmed theatrical dates for The Trials of Muhammad Ali. More dates are being added by distributor Kino Lorber each day, so you may want to bookmark this page or check back to the film's Events page. If you don't see your local theater on this list, please get in touch with them to request they book the film, and let us know too! You can contact the film via Facebook and Twitter and email. All dates are week-long runs* unless specified. August Continued