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Cassius X Large

The New Black Film Collective presents

Cassius X: Becoming Ali + Q&A [12A]

88 Wood Street
L1 4DQ
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Runtime: 90 mins

Genre: Documentary

CASSIUS X: Becoming Ali traces the early years of Cassius Clay, from a bright-eyed rookie to the world heavyweight champion, and from a working-class intellectual to one of America’s most influential civil rights campaigners.

The film unveils how the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, strengthened through a friendship with the revolutionary preacher Malcolm X, propelled Clay on the journey to become 'Cassius X.' This transformation preceded his induction into the Nation of Islam and his rise to the name of the great Muhammad Ali.

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

This screening begins with a short introduction and is followed by a panel Q&A.

Doors: 19:00. Introduction: 19:20. Screening: 19:30.

About The New Black Film Collective

The New Black Film Collective (TNBFC) exists to create and cultivate a vibrant Black ecosystem in the UK film and TV sector by championing Black-led film production, distribution, exhibition and preserving Black filmmaking and television.


Book now — £11.40 / £10.40 / £7.90

This event is part of FACT's Community Cinema. If you're an artist, independent filmmaker, charity, film club, or arts organisation, find out how FACT can support your film screening.

Community Cinema events do not include adverts before the screening. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening and the programme will start promptly at the time listed. Please arrive in plenty of time to help our team ensure everyone has a great experience.

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