On the night of February 25, 1964, young boxer Cassius Clay beat reigning champion, Sonny Liston, to be crowned the new World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. The celebration that followed was epic; however, he and his crew consisting of young activist, Malcolm X; singer, Sam Cooke, and Cleveland Brown’s star fullback, Jim Brown were unable to book a room at the resort due to Jim Crow-era segregation laws preventing them from staying at the white’s only establishment.
Forced to find new dwellings, the four friends settled into the Hampton House Motel in one of Miami’s historically Black neighborhoods. Dissatisfied with the current cultural climate, they were determined to change the course of history.
One Night in Miami offers insight into those hours after the fight in the ring and explores how these four friends prepared to endure the fight of their lives. On a constant quest for equal rights, each of these men forged their own paths, prepared to liberate their people from the laws that bind them.
Based on the 2013 stage play written by Olivier-nominated, Kemp Powers and directed by Oscar and Emmy winner, Regina King, One Night in Miami will run in select theaters on December 25, 2020; and on January 16, 2021, it will air exclusively for Prime video subscribers.
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“One Night in Miami” is produced by Jess Wu Calder and Keith Calder of Snoot Entertainment (“Blindspotting”) and Jody Klein of ABKCO (“The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus”). Regina King and Kemp Powers serve as executive producers.
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