Brother Minister reveals the mystery surrounding the assassination of Malcolm X at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. It probes the innocence of two of the ... See full summary »
Roscoe Lee Browne,
John Henrik Clarke
Glenn Towery, (an African American) and Linus Michael Leting, (An African from Kenya), two film students decide to attend the Million Man March called for by the honorable Minister Louis ... See full summary »
An indifferently made documentary about a fascinating man.
This documentary features lots of archival footage and interviews with Ali's trainer, fight doctor and many others who have known him. Ali himself is not interviewed--perhaps this has to do with his illness. I do think having him discuss his life would have made this a much more interesting film but can understand that he probably was not available, able or willing to participate and you work with what you have.
While the title of this documentary is "Made in Miami", this is a bit misleading. Although the show does talk a bit about Miami specifically, this was not the focus throughout the film. It really was about Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali from his early years as a professional boxer until he became champion and refused induction into the military--and then the rest of his career was QUICKLY explored. Much of this had absolutely nothing to do with Miami. In fact, I think the film's focus was the major problem. While it was engaging and interesting, the Miami aspect should have been longer and more fully explored OR the title should have been changed and the film should have been a biography that was a minimum of two to three hours in length. That's because it just ZOOMED past the viewer at the end--with too much material at once. Fascinating but quite flawed.
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