Oscar and Emmy award winning actress, Regina King, makes her directorial debut with fall festival hit “One Night in Miami.”
Since its world premiere at The Venice Film Festival, the movie has been gaining a lot of attention. The film quickly moved on to the Toronto International Film Festival where it became runner-up for the People’s Choice Award. King has been receiving a lot of great feedback on the 1964 based film, some have even said she has a shot at being nominated for Best Director.
An official synopsis of the movie reads:
“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). ‘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.
The movie premiered in select theatres on Christmas Day, however, Amazon Studios will release the film on Prime Video Jan. 15,2021.