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City of Ali is a feature-length documentary that tells the story of how the death of Muhammad Ali brought the people of his Kentucky hometown – and the world – together for one unforgettable week. Ali’s passing on June 3, 2016, came in the context of a bitter U.S. presidential election, a proposed Muslim ban and the global expansion of the Black Lives Matter movement. Yet on the day of Ali’s funeral procession, more than 100,000 people lined the streets of Louisville to celebrate his life, and an estimated one billion people worldwide watched events like Ali’s memorial, held in the packed KFC YUM! Center as stories of the Louisville Lip’s wit, generosity, swagger and commitment to justice were retold by President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, Lonnie Ali, and many others.

  • Year
    2021
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
    NR
  • Director
    Graham Shelby
  • Producer
    Jonathan McHugh
  • Executive Producer
    Greg Fischer, Karen Williams, Ellen Hesen, Jean Porter, Chris Poynter, Deborah Harbsmeier, Ralph De Chabert, Jill Horn
  • Co-Producer
    Cara Auerbach, Ashley Parrott
  • Cinematographer
    Regan Thomas, Jordan Rennert
  • Editor
    Regan Thomas
  • Composer
    CJ Vanston, Ruwanga Samath
  • Music
    PJ Morton