Distribution and Rights:

Maysles Films, Inc. & ESPN

Credits (1980):

• Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles
• Executive Producers: Marvin G. Towns Jr. and Clifton Towns Sr.
• Producers: Keith R. Vyse and the Deerlake Company
• Editors: Kate Hirson and Janet Swanson
• Assistant Camera: Robert Richman and David Gasperik

Credits (2009):

• Directors: Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan
• Cinematography: Albert Maysles
• Editors: Paul Carruthers, Ian Markiewicz
• Music: Joel Beckerman, Paul Grimstad
• Executive Producers: Keith Clinkscales, John Dahl, Joan Lynch, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, John Skipper, John Wals
• Consulting Producers: Chris Connelly, Michael Tollin
• Producers: Laura Coxson, Mark Durand, Bradley Kaplan
• Associate Producers: Diedre Fenton, Libby Geist, Kristin McDowell

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Muhammad and Larry

Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Bradley Kaplan, 1980/2009, 27 min/52 min

Film Synopsis

An integral part of ESPN’s “30 For 30” Anniversary Film Series, MUHAMMAD AND LARRY (2009) combines one-of-a-kind, never- before-seen archival footage from 1980 with newly-produced reflective conversations with boxing experts, luminaries, and those who were at the fight. Maysles intimately documented both Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, from sparring matches to private moments at home, as they prepared for their upcoming fight in 1980. MUHAMMAD AND LARRY takes a closer look at the connection that evolved, inside and out of the ring, between these two amazing athletes.