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BLACK CINEMA CLUB Presents FREEDOM ROAD

A Muhammad Ali Tribute

FREEDOM ROAD

(1979), PG 13, 186 min.

Reserve your place by RSPV'n or Call:[masked]

Pay £5 on entry

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Doors open @ 6pm, you mix n mingle and have a tipple or two then movie starts at 7pm.

Based on the 1940's Novel by Howard Fast

Directed By: Jan Kadar

Trailer: Freedom Road

“Freedom Road” is based on the true-life efforts of Senators Charles Summer and Thaddeus Stevens to bring political order and racial equality to the post-Civil War South.

Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays an emancipated slave fighting for civil rights in this stirring film. Set in South Carolina, an illiterate runaway slave, Gideon Jackson (Ali) returns home to the sprawling Carolina plantation, his birthplace, after serving as a Union Soldier. A self-effacing yet commanding man, Jackson earns respect and trust of his Carwell peers, a community of liberated Blacks and sharecropping Whites, who elect him under Reconstruction law as a delegate to rewrite the state constitution in Charleston. There Gideon gets a lesson in politics and teaches himself to read and write. Both educations prove valuable to Gideon as he sets out on a hard-fought struggle against intolerance and injustice that’s marked by an uphill battle to buy land

As a prelude to the movie we'll also be screening the infamous Michael Parkinson interview with Muhammad Ali in 1975. A must watch if you've never seen it.

watch here: 1974 Parkinson Interview

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