This week on the Film at Lincoln Center podcast we’re featuring a special conversation with One Night in Miami… director Regina King, screenwriter Kemp Powers, and stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr., moderated by Beandrea July.
On the evening of February 25, 1964, four icons of sports, entertainment and activism celebrated one of the greatest upsets in boxing history in a modest motel room in Miami. After claiming the World Heavyweight title for the first time, Cassius Clay — who would soon change his name to Muhammad Ali — got together with three friends: human rights activist Malcolm X, music superstar Sam Cooke and football legend and emerging action-movie hero Jim Brown. One Night In Miami… is a fictional imagining of the historic night these towering figures spent together. Directed by Regina King and written by Kemp Powers based on his award-winning play, One Night In Miami… is set on the precipice of the momentous political and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. One Night in Miami… is now playing on Amazon Prime.