Muhammad Ali to Be Honored With 'Muhammad Ali Day' Proclamation in Los Angeles
Your Coverage is Invited at the Following Two Events On Tuesday, January 8, 2002 MAYOR JIM HAHN AND LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL "Muhammad Ali Day" Proclamation TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2002 Press check-in: 9:00AM Event begins: 9:45AM City Hall 200 N. Spring St. 3rd floor -- John Ferraro City Council Chambers Los Angeles, CA 90012 **PARKING ENTRANCE ON MAIN ST. or LOS ANGELES ST., BTWN 1ST & TEMPLE** **PLEASE BRING PRESS CREDENTIALS / PHOTO ID** LOS ANGELES COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS "Muhammad Ali Day" Proclamation TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2002 Press check-in: 10:45AM Event begins: 11:30AM Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 W. Temple St. 3rd floor -- Board of Supervisors Meeting Room Los Angeles, CA 90012 **PARK ON STREET OR NEARBY IN LOT 14 at GRAND AVE. (under MUSIC CENTER)** **PLEASE BRING PRESS CREDENTIALS / PHOTO ID** PRESS RSVP: Liz Biber / Teni Khachaturian -- Columbia Pictures Publicity (310) 244-5161 Columbia Pictures' "Ali"
With wit and athletic genius, with defiant rage and inner grace, Muhammad Ali forever changed the American landscape. Fighting all comers, Ali took on the law, conventions, the status quo and the war -- as well as the fists in front of him. Ali both ignited and mirrored the conflicts of his time and ours to become one of the most admired fighters in the world. Forget, now, what you thought you knew.
Behind Ali's seismic accomplishments, superstar Will Smith and Academy Award®-nominated director/writer Michael Mann will take you into the heart and life of the boxer, the legend and, more importantly, the man.
He talked and danced. He fought and struggled. Ali shook the world.
Columbia Pictures' "Ali" debuted on December 25, 2001 with $10,216,625 in box office receipts, claiming the title as the biggest Christmas Day opening ever.
Columbia Pictures Presents, In Association with Initial Entertainment Group, A Peters Entertainment/Forward Pass Production In Association With Lee Caplin/Picture Entertainment Corporation, and Overbrook Films, A Michael Mann Film starring Will Smith, "Ali." Directed by Michael Mann. Screenplay by Stephen J. Rivele & Christopher Wilkinson and Eric Roth & Michael Mann. Story by Gregory Allen Howard. The film is produced by Jon Peters, James Lassiter, Paul Ardaji, Michael Mann and A. Kitman Ho. Howard Bingham and Graham King are executive producers.
Also starring in "Ali" are Jamie Foxx as Drew "Bundini" Brown, Jon Voight as Howard Cosell, Mario Van Peebles as Malcolm X, Ron Silver as Angelo Dundee, Jeffrey Wright as Howard Bingham, Mykelti Williamson as Don King, Jada Pinkett Smith as Sonji Roi, Nona Gaye as Belinda, Michael Michele as Veronica and Joe Morton as Chauncy Eskridge. Paul Rodriguez, Barry Shabaka Henley, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurence Mason, Candy Brown Houston, Michael Bentt, James Toney and Charles Shufford play other key roles.
Mann's first-rate technical crew includes two-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, A.M.C., Oscar®-nominated production designer John Myhre, costume designer Marlene Stewart and editors William Goldenberg, A.C.E. (Oscar® nominee), Stephen Rivkin, A.C.E. and Lynzee Klingman, A.C.E. (Oscar® nominee). Co-producers are Michael Waxman and John D. Schofield. The music is by Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke. Soundtrack on Interscope Records/UMG Soundtracks featuring R. Kelly, Alicia Keys, Al Green, Aretha Franklin and more.
"Ali" is rated R by the MPAA for some language and brief violence.
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SOURCE: Columbia Pictures