Amazon Studios have announced a release date for Oscar winning actress Regina King’s feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami. Set for an Boxing day limited cinema release, before it arrives exclusively online at Amazon Prime in January
Following its festival run this film is fast becoming a strong contender, quickly garnering awards buzz in this year’s Oscar race. Starring British actor Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr.
In One Night in Miami…, Powers explores what happened during these pivotal hours through the dynamic relationship between the four men and the way their friendship, paired with their shared struggles, fuelled their path to becoming the civil rights icons they are today.
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Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay (before he became Muhammad Ali) as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the sports world. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach to celebrate the match, Clay – unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws – instead spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami’s historically black neighborhoods celebrating with three of his closest friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the four men emerge determined to define a new world for themselves and their people.
We’ll have another review coming just before Christmas day, remember to read our 4 star review from BFI London Film Festival.
Written by Olivier-nominated Kemp Powers, based off his 2013 stage play. The critically-acclaimed One Night In Miami will open in select UK cinemas on 26 December 2020, a day after the US, followed by a global launch on 15 January 2021 exclusively on Prime Video.