Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Cornerhouse, 22 March 2015
This documentary is about a series of concerts that took place in Zaire, some weeks before the Ali-Foreman fight.
Ali is around, greeting James Brown, dining with Bill Withers, sparring with one of the Spinners. Doing his trash-talking shtick. But Foreman is nowhere to be seen.
We see the stage being built, myriad griping behind the scenes. There is generous footage of the artists’ performances: JB was at the peak of his power around about this time, but even so for my money it is B.B. King who impresses most.
Well worth a watch.