One Night in Miami...

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Regina King's directorial debut imagines a night in February 1964 when real-life friends Cassius Clay (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) gather to celebrate Clay’s win -- he just defeated Sonny Liston and earned the title of the new heavyweight champion of the world.

They know that even celebrated Black Americans have restrictions in society -- in one scene when Brown visits the home of a white benefactor, he is told he can't enter the house. This shocks Brown.

The four men gather at a Miami motel and soon, the conversation gets serious as they discuss whether Black entertainers should speak out against racism, and how Black celebrities can really serve the Black community.

Canadian Connection Canadian Connection : Eli Goree, who plays Cassius Clay in the film, is from Halifax.

Director: Regina King
Studio: Amazon Studios
Producer(s): Jess Wu Calder, Jody Klein, Keith Calder
Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Beau Bridges
Writer(s): Kemp Powers

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