RBG, a revealing and exciting portrayal of the Notorious RBG herself, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will open this year’s 2018 Traverse City Film Festival
Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes (2018)
NAME OF FILM: ALI & CAVETT: THE TALE OF THE TAPES
DIRECTOR(S): Robert Bader
STARRING: Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Breslin, Jim Brown
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Sports, politics, and entertainment collide in this captivating documentary that centers on the relationship between two legends who struck up an unlikely friendship and deep admiration for each other. Over the course of the 13 years that The Dick Cavett Show was on the air, boxer and activist Muhammad Ali made over a dozen appearances, sparring with the host about his career, his decision to join the Nation of Islam, his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, and his often controversial statements on race relations in America. Co-written by Cavett himself, the film delves into a time when late night talk shows were more than monologues and viral videos, but built around insightful conversations. Part biography, part nostalgic tribute, and part history lesson on social and political issues that are still relevant today (see the NFL’s taking a knee), this superb film is also an important reminder of what progress can be made when respect dominates the discourse.
The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals announced the features lineup and opening night film for the 25th edition of the Film Festival, running March 9 to 18, 2018 in Austin, Texas. During the nine days of SXSW 132 features will be shown.