Airdate: One Night in Miami

2020 film One Night in Miami screens this Friday on Amazon Prime Video.

Based on the stage play by Kemp Powers this portrays a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a Miami hotel room in February 1964.

The cast features Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr., Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson with Beau Bridges and Lance Reddick

On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).

Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.

Directed by Regina King. Written by Kemp Powers. Produced by Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Jody Klein.

Friday January 15th on Amazon Prime.

One Comment:

  1. daveinprogress

    Thanks for the pointer on this, David. It is considered an Oscar contender! Trying to keep up with the likely nominees from the comfort of my living room. Netflix and Amazon may have the lionshare of entries.

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