Thursday Movie Night- One Night in Miami


Thursday April 29, 2021

    6:00 PM


One Night in Miami... is a 2020 American drama film directed by Regina King in her feature film directorial debut with a screenplay by Kemp Powers based on his stage play of the same name. The film is a fictionalized account of a February 1964 meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House, celebrating Ali's surprise title win over Sonny Liston. It stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr. in the lead roles, with Lance Reddick, Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, and Beau Bridges in supporting roles.

One Night in Miami premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2020, a first for an African American female director. The film was released in limited theaters by Amazon Studios on December 25, 2020, before being released digitally on Prime Video on January 15, 2021. It received critical acclaim, with praise for King's direction, the performances, and Powers's screenplay. The film earned three nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for Odom, Best Adapted Screenplay for Powers, and Best Original Song ("Speak Now"). King also earned a Best Director nomination at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.