"A study of the crazed and flamboyant sincerity" (Los Angeles Herald Examiner), a.k.a Cassius Clay presents a fascinating look at the incredible life & achievements of one of the most courageous, outspoken and charismatic figures of boxing: Muhammad Ali.
Born a.k.a Casius Clay in 1942, Ali soon rose to become a renowned athlete , an articulate author and a compelling political leader. Audacious, ambitious and totally fearless, Ali became a symbol of pride, a legend of hope and one of the most extraordinary cultural icons of the 20th century. Filled with “plenty of meat” (Newsweek), a.k.a Cassius Clay charts the voyage of a man who grabbed Olympic gold at the age of 18, captured the World Heavyweight title at 21 and ultimately came to power as one of the most forceful leaders of the American civil rights movement.
Featuring clips from his most celebrated fights with Archie Moore and Sonny Liston, rare interviews with his trainer Cus D’Amato and extraordinary footage of Ali during his alliance with Malcom X, a.k.a Cassius Clay is an “intelligently and artistically assembled” (Los Angeles Times) and “provocative” (Boxoffice).