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 written by Kemp Powers, and marking the feature directorial debut for 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.
One Night in Miami has been receiving lots of recognition since it premiered at Venice Film Festival and it was touring most of the film festivals afterwards collecting praises from film critics and cinephiles.
Our own Raul Navedo saw One Night in Miami at Film Fest 919 earlier this year, and wrote in his review: “One Night in Miami is a fascinating exploration of some of Americas greatest Black icons. A unique look into the lives of Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, & Jim Jones as they celebrate the victory of Clay over Sonny Liston.”
Amazon Studios will release ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… in select theaters December 25th, 2020 and on Prime Video January 15th, 2021