Kino Lorber executives announced on Wednesday [24] the acquisition of North American rights to Kartemquin Films’ documentary The Trials of Muhammad Ali.

The film premiered at Tribeca earlier this year and will open at the IFC Center in NYC on Aug 23 followed by nationwide roll-out.

The Trials Of Muhammad Ali documents Ali’s life outside boxing, including his relationship with Islam and his stance on Vietnam.

The film includes archive footage of Ali and interviews with figures such as Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X and Elijah Muhammad.

Bill Siegel directed and Rachel Pikelny produced. Leon Gast, Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan and Kat White served as executive producers.

Richard Lorber and Elizabeth Sheldon brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.