©2009, directed by Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan,
16mm and HD video, 52 mins.
An integral part of ESPN’s “30 For 30” Anniversary Film Series, Muhammad
and Larry combines one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen archival footage 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.