One Night in Miami is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.
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This movie, this movie! Watch is closely, it's beautifully crafted & artfully done. The story fills and the plot thickens. The reality is raw and hits hard! Based on true events that are still relevant today. It reminds me of conversations I over heard as a child, sneaking a listen to my parents and their friends debate issues during a card party. These are conversations we are still having. Deep, heated, rooted in love and desire for a better life.
This movie was so painful to watch. To see Malcolm X carry such a heavy burden on his shoulders because of his profound love for US, his people was agonizing to watch. (I think it's time black women step away from this feminist crept, it's not our fight. We must support our black men and brothers you must allow us to). Sam Cooke said he wanted the recipe and not the pie, I just snapped my fingers. Unfortunately, Sam Cooke was taken from us far too soon, because he had the recipe. Muhammad Ali and Jim Brown we love you. Economic freedom is what we must strive for so we can feel free to just be human beings. You're badass Regina King!!! P.S. We must educate our children on our history and where we come from starting from the womb.
Regina King was amazing as the director. I am very impressed. All my favorite actors are in this film, it is such great quality. When Sam Cooke closes with the song "A Change is Gonna Come" it makes sense to me why in the film Malcom X by Spike Lee that song is used in the closing of that film. This one night was pivotal in the start of that change!!!
A gripping, moving, and at times intense high concept piece, devoid of the routine bells and whistles of modern blockbuster action releases. But filled with socially responsible heft and gravitas that perfectly meets the moment and spirit of the times. A nod to the past projecting a contemporary message, with an intimate, spectacularly talented cast of established and emerging young artists that melt into their parts, all completely embodying the roles of historical figures, springing them to life. An amazing work of artistic achievements.
Note: if you're like the average consumer who prefers to be blown away by sophisticated special effects and gimmicky narratives this may not be the film for you. This is more of a theatrical production, bursting with thoughtful, historical context. If one has appreciation for great acting and conceptualized works of art they'll likely love this jewel.
Queen, Ms. King! Thank you for such an amazing film! You captured each of the Kings (Sam, Ali, Malcolm and Jim) so eloquently in that moment of time. Thank you for the reminder we have so much work ahead of us and how we need to Speak Now!
Issues still very relevant today, maybe even more so since so much time has passed. I don't know if this was an actual event, but it'd be like if Jay-Z, Lebron, Ralph Warnock, and Mahomes got together after the last Super Bowl and just had a long talk out about the status of the struggle. It'd be that powerful.
Movie is set up like a stage play with a lot of dialogue that all the actors carried very well. I especially liked Aldis Hodge's Jim Brown. Quiet, straight forward, and real. Everyone else seems to be hiding insecurities, but Jim Brown in this movie is all about the real. Seems to represent his philosophy in real life as well.
We construct a narrative of revolutions, liberation movements and the like that is summary, single minded. Regina King reminds us that there is always a struggle ongoing within movements. Those internal struggles can kill the movement as the French Directorate nearly did. Mao and Chau destroyed the liberal impulses of Li Shao Shi thoroughly. The Hamiltonian impulse for an industrialist elite still struggles today to eradicate the Jeffersonian ideals of broad-based individual proprietor society.
King uses four real historical characters to voice some of the struggles within the movement for freedom of black Americans. It is a snapshot, not a broad historic diorama of the internal voices - that would be a project beyond any auteur. We are reminded that there is painful self-examination within any movement. Thanks, Regina.
King has found some fine actors for the film. The dialog is fairly good but the overall writing sometimes lacks forward impulse. This is not surprising because, in the end this is an internal dialog, not an event driven story. It is, nevertheless a middling defect in a pretty good piece of work.