One Night in Miami (2020)

Aldis Hodge, Drama, General Film

Director: Regina King

Writer(s): Kemp Powers (play & screenplay)

Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Christian Magby, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Christian Magby, Joaquina Kalukango, Nicolette Robinson, Michael Imperioli, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Derek Roberts, Beau Bridges, Emily Bridges, Amondre D. Jackson, Jerome A. Wilson, Aaron D. Alexander, Hunter Burke, Robert Stevens Wayne, Randall Newsome, Matt Fowler, Chris Game, Christopher Gorham, Alan Wells, Jeremy Pope, Dustin Lewis, John Curran, Mark Allan Stewart, Amar Khalil, Ian Alexander Desdune II, Jeremy Anderson, Pierce Lackey, Dave Pileggi, Ashley LeConte Campbell, Kimberly B Brown, Nola Epps, Kipori Woods, Joshua Nylan Tanner, Sean Monaghan, Jason Ament, Nathan Siebring, Kevin Reid, Cody Johnson, Angela Abadie, Dave Bass, Lakenya Bateast, Eugene Bischoff, Patti Brindley, Judy McGee Burley, Carlton Caudle, Ron Centanni, Sheenan Cole, Katrell Dixon, Divine Prince Ty Emmecca,  Christopher Hart, Marlon Hayes, Louis Hill Jr., Gregory Hobson, Curtis Johnson, Lucretia Johnson, Kel King, Suzette Lange, Tonya Maldonado, Joseph Nicolson, Erika Pattman, Andrew Penrow, Brian Plaideau, Joseph Stephens Jr., Alfonzo Walker, Marcus Wayne

Synopsis: Set on the night of February 25, 1964, the story follows a young Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center as the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Against all odds, he’s defeated Sonny Liston and shocked the world of boxing. While crowds of people swarm Miami Beach’s hotspots to celebrate the match, Clay — unable to stay on the island because of Jim Crow-era segregation laws — spends the night at the Hampton House Motel in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood celebrating with three of his friends: activist Malcolm X, singer Sam Cooke and football star Jim Brown. The next morning, the men emerge determined to define a new world. READ REVIEW

Release Date: December 25, 2020 (USA) | Length: 114 min | Genre: Drama | MPAA Rating: Rated R for language throughout.

Note: Premiered at the Venice Film Festival on September 7, 2020. Above is the theatrical release date. I wasn’t able to identify Cody Johnson without seeing the film. Picked up by Amazon. Soquoria Bolden was in the original cast list but not the final one.

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