Friday at the Flicks: When We Were Kings
|From:||Friday 16 March 2018|
|To:||Friday 16 March 2018|
|Time:||6:30pm - 09:00pm Friday 16 March 2018|
|Location:||USQ Artsworx, West Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Australia|
Hear the untold story of the Rumble in the Jungle from the comfort of the USQ Artsworx theatre.
About Friday at the Flicks
Toowoomba’s very own arthouse film night! Enjoy a comfy seat, a glass of bubbles and, the opportunity to enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history.
Friday at the Flicks offers a licenced cash bar, made to order cheese boards and a complimentary post show reception – giving you the opportunity to discuss the film while enjoying nibbles.
About When We Were Kings
Filmed primarily is 1974 When We Were Kings document’s the lead up and eventual fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali, but wasn’t completed and released until 1996. Director Leon Gast showed immense patience, having to navigate an array of legal issues and civil suits involving the fight’s financers before being able to complete the film almost 22 years later.
Featuring footage and significant interviews from the time, the documentary emphasises the questionable ethics around the fight’s location, the relationship between Ali and locals, as well as footage from ‘Black Woodstock’ the soul music festival accompanying the fight.
Claiming the 1996 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, When We Were Kings provides insights into the life of one of the most famous boxers of all time.
Trivia bite: Foreman and Ali went on stage with director, Gast, to accept the film’s Academy Award and to show the world they had made peace – Forman even helped, parkinsons stricken, Ali up the stairs
$15 General Admission
$12 Artsworx Members
Save $2 by booking before 23 Feb
|Entry charges - Adult||$15|
|Entry charges - Student||$12|
|Booking information||Book Online or over the phone|
|Is food and drink available?||Yes|
|Are toilets available?||Yes|
|Is there disabled access?||Yes|