Raising Ali: A Lewiston Story / Doc
On May 25, 1965 - Lewiston, Maine hosted one of the most controversially and famous sporting events of all time - Ali vs Liston II.
Forever immortalized in the Neil Leifer photograph of an animated Ali, standing over a prone Liston as Ali screams “get up and fight”.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of “The Phantom Punch” - Raising Ali, a documentary film, will focus not just on the events surrounding May 25th, 1965, but will explore aspects of personal memories, civic and cultural identity, and inevitable changes that come with time.
"Raising Ali..." will be told through the words of current and former residents of Lewiston, community leaders past and present, participants in the event, and with the use of archival material.
Knee deep into the edit - but wanted to thanks all of those who have stepped forward and supported the project.
Dan Pickett Can't thank you enough for yours !!! -
We are just about 1/3 of our way to our goal - and could really use some Corp. Sponsors. So attached please see our sponsor Sheet - and if you have any questions - just give me a shout here - or at - email@example.com
Thanks for the support - We have wrapped principal filming and are gearing up for post-production.
We are funding and making at the same time - and would really love to get the word out about the project.
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