When We Were Kings – Friday at the Flicks
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 licensed 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 in 1974 When We Were Kings documents 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.
*Early Bird pricing: General Admission – $13 | Members $10. Ends 23 Feb 18
2018 film season
The Big Sleep – 23 Feb
When We Were Kings – 16 Mar
Out of Africa – 18 May
Melancholia – 15 Jun
Once upon a time in the west 27 Jul
Road to Nhill – 17 Aug
Wings of Desire – 14 Sep
Little Miss Sunshine – 26 Oct
USQ Student Short Film Night – 9 Nov
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