One Night in Miami…
On the evening of February 25, 1964, four icons of sports, entertainment and activism celebrated one of the greatest upsets in boxing history in a modest motel room in Miami. After claiming the World Heavyweight title for the first time, Cassius Clay (Eli Goree)—who would soon change his name to Muhammad Ali—got together with three friends: human rights activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), music superstar Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and football legend and emerging action-movie hero Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). One Night In Miami... is a fictional imagining of the historic night these towering figures spent together. Unbeknownst to the others, Malcolm X, who is about to embark on a bold new undertaking that will put him in grave personal danger, has arranged the gathering in the hope of winning Clay’s support. As the evening progresses in surprising ways, the four men engage in passionate debate about their roles as celebrities and leaders at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Directed by Regina King and written by Kemp Powers based on his award-winning play, One Night In Miami... is set on the precipice of the momentous political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 50 years later, these trailblazers’ conversations—about racial injustice, what it means to be successful as a person of color and the social responsibilities that come with that success—still resonate.
Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, with Beau Bridges and Lance Reddick
Directed by: Regina King
Written by: Kemp Powers
Produced by: Jess Wu Calder, Keith Calder, Paul O. Davis, Chris Hardin, Regina King, Jody Klein, Kemp Powers