Muhammad Ali Center Announces New Black Film Festival
In celebration of African American History Month, the Muhammad Ali Center is proud to announce a new program series: the Black Film Festival. This series will consist of five film screenings, each followed by discussions with a prominent community leader chosen to highlight the commentary on specific social justice issues and cultural significance. Doors to the Center’s auditorium open 30 minutes prior to the start of each film. While the films are free, reservations are required.
Monday, February 29th at 6:00 p.m. – Shaft
John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is the ultimate in suave black detectives. He first finds himself up against Bumpy (Moses Gunn), the leader of the black crime mob, then against black nationals, and finally working with both against the white mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter.
The Muhammad Ali Center will also partner with KET for a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution on Wednesday, February 10th. Doors to the Center’s auditorium open at 5:30 p.m. A discussion will follow. While admission to the film is free, reservations are required.
About the Muhammad Ali Center The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the Six Core Principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience.
For more information or to make reservations call 502- 992-5340 or visit alicenter.org