A hauntingly powerful fictionalised account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.
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 Kemp Powers’ award-winning play of the same name, ‘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.
Regina King’s directorial debut has gained an array of award nominations this year and features a remarkable cast – including Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton) for Best Supporting Actor – who all make this film a thrilling and electrifying watch.
Academy Awards (Oscars): 3 nominees
BAFTA: 1 nominees
Golden Globes: 3 nominees
F-Rated Film – Directed by a woman, written by a woman or starring a significant woman in their own right.