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Greater Cleveland Urban Film Foundation to host Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend screening on September 10

Paul Krasinic

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CLEVELAND, OH — The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Foundation will be hosting "GCUFF Screening: Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend" taking place on Friday, September 10, at 6 p.m. EDT at Atlas Cinemas, 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120.

In this event, attendees will watch the screening of the film "Lewis: L.A. Legend" and meet the director of the film, Ryan Polomski who will talk about his film. This event will also bring in a number of representatives from the local sports community.

The film "Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend" tells the true story of a mystical basketball legend from Watts California who was kicked out of the NBA in the early '70s after a nasty contract dispute with the Philadelphia 76ers as a rookie.

This film features exclusively revealed archival footage that goes back more than 50 years as well as over 45 personal interviews that tell the incredibly bizarre and embarrassing story of a once-in-a-generation talent who was rejected from a game he was supposed to master.

Some of the personal interviews featured in this film include Dr. Harry Edwards, Jerry Tarkanian, Reggie Theus, Sonny Vacarro, Lorenzo Romar, Michael Cooper, Gene Shue, Pat Williams.

This film that captures some historical restoration as well as some deep personal digging takes audiences on a moving journey through one of the sport's least recognizable, but perhaps most extraordinary, personal journeys of all time.

The film, which also explores the history and unique image of South Central Los Angeles and the chaotic civil rights movement of the late 60s and early 70s, offers a unique reflection of the racial justice movement happening today in both sport and American society.

Those who are interested in coming to watch this film can register in advance by accessing the Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gcuff-screening-raymond-lewis-la-legend-tickets-166968145217?aff=ebdssbdestsearch and click on the "Register" section. This event is free for every visitor.

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