When We Were Kings

A tribute to Muhammad Ali.

The landmark 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman provides the framework for this fascinating documentary. The contest took place in Zaire and marked the emergence of Don King as the world's greatest fight promoter. Much of the story centers on the charismatic, flamboyant Ali, who is seen training for the fight, and mingling with his multitude of fans. Also included in the story are clips from the music festival that preceded the fight, with performers including James Brown, B.B. King, the Pointer Sisters and the Spinners.



Saturday, June 11