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On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorialized the event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).

Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami… is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looks at the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion, and personal responsibility still resonate.

How to watch

  • The film will be available to watch from Friday, January 15, 1 pm PT until Sunday, January 17, 1 pm PT via Eventive
  • RSVP's must be received by 10:00 am PT on January 15, 2021
  • The watch link will be sent at or shortly before 1:00 pm PT on January 15 from noreply@eventive.org 
  • Conversation with Writer and Executive Producer Kemp Powers will play immediately after the film
  • This screening WILL NOT count toward your member screening allotments
Further details on how to watch on Eventive may be found here.

Event Details

Date: Jan 15 1:00 p.m. to Jan 17 - 1:00 p.m. Event Expired

Kemp Powers

On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director. He is the co-director and co-writer of the upcoming Disney/Pixar animated feature Soul, which centers around a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn’t quite gone the way he expected. When he finds himself in another realm helping someone else find their passion, he discovers what it truly means to have soul. Soul introduces Pixar’s first Black protagonist and features the voices of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Daveed Diggs and Angela Bassett. For television, Powers previously wrote for the popular CBS All Access series, Star Trek: Discovery. His stage plays include One Night in Miami..., Little Black Shadows, Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue, The Two Reds and A Negro by Choice. He received the 2013 Ted Schmitt Award for Outstanding New Play for the world premiere of One Night in Miami... in Los Angeles. That production also won three LA Drama Critics Circle Awards and four NAACP Theatre Awards. One Night’s 2016 production at London’s Donmar Warehouse earned Powers an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play. Prior to his work in stage, television and film, Powers was a journalist for 17 years.

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