Opening Night

Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ


Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ honors the boxing legend in a way that goes beyond a simple portrayal of historic events. The directors have used a unique mix of memorable interviews and evocative and rarely seen archival images to illustrate his significant impact on culture. His influence can be immediately recognized in hip-hop as he has been referenced numerous times by the genre’s leading voices. The film highlights more than Muhammad Ali’s brilliance in the ring and shines a light on both his legacy as a social activist who has never wavered from fighting against injustice and his infamous charm that still wins over hearts around the world today.

Cast & Crew

Director: Clarence "Coodie" Simmons & Chike Ozah

Jim Brown
Muhammad Ali
Godfrey C. Danchimah
Laila Ali
Genesis The Grey Kid
LL Cool J
David Banner
J. Ivy
Walt Frazier

Sugar Ray Leonard
Brian Cebello
Mike Tyson
Jeffrey T. Sammons
Michael Eric Dyson
Ronnie Essett
Shaya Ali
Roni Marsalis
Ray Lewis
Rosie Perez