Raising Ali: A Lewiston Story / Doc

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Raised by 51 people in 45 months
We are so pleased to announce that White Dog Arts, in Association with Executive Producer Charlie Hewitt, are in Production for a Documentary entitled "Raising Ali: a Lewiston Story"

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.
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Hey All -

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 - gary@whitedogarts.com

Cheers

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Hey All -

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.

Please help us spread the word.

Big News Coming Later Today !!!!

cheers

-g
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Thanks to all those who have donated to the film - and for all who were there last night @ Baxter Brewing Co. - we will be leaving the GoFundMe page active for those who still want to contribute
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$6,896 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 51 people in 45 months
Created March 22, 2015
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Anonymous
43 months ago
DM
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Dan Marois
43 months ago

Congratulations on your venture from Dan & Denise Marois at Mystery for Hire, Mainely Improv and Mainely Communications.

AL
$50
Adam Lee
43 months ago

This event is exactly what should excite us about the spirit of L/A, pride in our past and hope for our future!

AM
$50
Alan Manoian
43 months ago

As a native of the great (Boxing City) of Lowell, MA, I can't wait to experience this historic happening in Lewiston, ME!

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