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One Night in Miami is a drama directed by Regina King in her feature film directorial debut. The screenplay is by Kemp Powers, based on his stage play of the same name. The film is a fictional account of a real-life meeting in February of 1964 between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali (formally known as Cassius Clay), Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke at the Hampton House.  They were initially there to celebrate Ali’s surprise title win over Sonny Liston. Significant conversations about inequality toward Blacks as well as their personal future paths were discussed.  I thought One Night in Miami was well done, kudos to Regina King.

One Night in Miami opens in 1963, with Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) almost losing a boxing match to Henry Cooper at Wembley Stadium in London. Meanwhile, at the Copacabana in New York City, soul singer Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) suffers through performing in…

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