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Kemp Powers ‘One Night in Miami’ Sheds Light on the Civil Rights Movement

It’s hard to believe that Muhammad Ali (formerly Cassius Clay) was just 22 years old when he won the heavyweight championship on Feb. 25, 1964. It’s an even further stretch to imagine that on that same night, he celebrated his win alongside Sam Cooke, Jim Brown and Malcolm X on a night that would undoubtedly […]
Tags: News, Markets & Festivals, Miami, Toronto Film Festival, Muhammad Ali, Civil rights movement, Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Kemp, Kemp Powers, Sam Cooke Jim Brown


‘One Night in Miami’ Review: Regina King’s Feature Directorial Debut is a Knockout Loaded with Superb Performances [TIFF 2020]

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke all check into a motel room. It’s almost hard to imagine such legends sharing the same space, but of course, they did. And on the night of February 25, 1964, after Ali – who was then still known as Cassius Clay – became the Heavyweight Champion of the World after defeating Sonny Liston, the four men gathered together to celebrate. This real event was the impetus for Kemp Powers‘ play, and now Regina King‘s film ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Washington, Toronto, Features, Movie Reviews, Miami, Spike Lee, Muhammad Ali, Sam, King, Cassius Clay, Ali, Copacabana, Denzel Washington, Sam Cooke


Black Power: “One Night in Miami” Moves the Needle Forward at the Venice Film Festival

One Night in Miami (Venice, Italy) One night in Miami, on February 25, 1964, the brash 22-year-old Cassius Clay defeated the World Heavyweight Champion, Sonny Liston. Years later, playwright and screenwriter Kemp Powers would stumble upon a paragraph in Redemption Song - Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties, a book by Mike Marqusee about the intersection of sports and politics. One paragraph mentioned how four Black icons had gathered in a hotel room after the fight: Cassius Clay, M...
Tags: Travel, America, United States, Italy, Miami, Venice, Muhammad Ali, King, Joe Lewis, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X, Variety, Hodge, Kemp


Black Power: “One Night in Miami” Jumps the Needle Forward at the Venice Film Festival

One Night in Miami (Venice, Italy) One night in Miami, on February 25, 1964, the brash 22-year-old Cassius Clay defeated the World Heavyweight Champion, Sonny Liston. Years later, playwright and screenwriter Kemp Powers would stumble upon a paragraph in Redemption Song - Muhammad Ali and the Spirit of the Sixties, a book by Mike Marqusee about the intersection of sports and politics. One paragraph mentioned how four Black icons had gathered in a hotel room after the fight: Cassius Clay, M...
Tags: Travel, America, United States, Italy, Miami, Venice, Muhammad Ali, King, Joe Lewis, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X, Variety, Hodge, Kemp


Review Roundup: Regina King's ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, with Leslie Odom Jr. & More!

Regina King's directorial debut One Night In Miami, just premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film is an adaptation of the Olivier-nominated stage play by Kemp Powers. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Miami, Olivier, Regina King, Leslie Odom Jr, Kemp Powers, TV News Desk


Regina King’s ‘One Night in Miami’ Debuts First Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

“One Night in Miami,” the directorial debut of Academy Award winner Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) dropped at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 7, the first film by a Black woman to ever premiere at the 77-year festival. Variety has an exclusive clip from the upcoming Amazon Studios release, which is already […]
Tags: News, Miami, Oscars, Amazon Studios, Aldis Hodge, Terence Blanchard, Regina King, Leslie Odom Jr, Kemp Powers, Eli Goree, One Night in Miami


‘One Night in Miami’: Regina King’s Feature Directorial Debut Picked Up By Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to One Night in Miami, Oscar-winning actress Regina King‘s feature directorial debut. The period piece is based on Kemp Powers‘ 2013 play, and tells the story of an epic party in 1964 that involved Cassius Clay (before he was known as Muhammad Ali), activist Malcom X, singer Sam Cooke, and football player Jim Brown. While the movie’s exact release date hasn’t been locked down yet, Amazon says it’s looking to release the film later this year “with an eye to...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Oscar, Adaptation, Miami, Muhammad Ali, Jim Crow, Cassius Clay, True Story, Damon Lindelof, Corfu, Sam Cooke, Clay, Malcolm X, Southland


New ‘Soul’ Teaser Shows Off Stunning Animation and a Wonderful Soundtrack

Pixar Animation’s new film Soul was intended to be released earlier this month, but the coronavirus put a stop to that. But now the movie is slated to arrive in November, and even though that’s a long way off, Pixar wanted to show off a little more of the movie while we wait. A new Soul teaser was revealed during a virtual panel at the Essence Festival of Culture, and not only does it have plenty of new footage from the movie with some truly stunning animation, but it also features the original...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Soul, Animation, Tina-Fey, Jamie-Foxx, Movie Trailers, Pixar, Joe, Pete-Docter, Jon Batiste, Kemp Powers, Pixar Animation, Batiste, Cody ChesnuTT, Johnnetta Cole


Watch the lovely trailer for Soul, the new film from Pixar

My only complaint about Pixar's new film Soul is that is doesn't come out until June 19. Here's the description: Joe Gardner is a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a precocious s...
Tags: Video, Music, Movies, News, New York City, Animation, Cartoons, Miami, Pixar, Trent Reznor, Joe, Nine Inch Nails, Pete Docter, Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, Kemp Powers


‘Soul’ Trailer: ‘Inside Out’ Director Pete Docter Looks Inward Again in Pixar’s Latest

Onward may have underperformed at the box office this past weekend, but Disney is already looking ahead to the release of Soul, Pixar’s second original movie of 2020. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead the film’s voice cast, and after a beautiful but vague teaser trailer debuted last November, we now have a better sense of what to expect when this film arrives this summer. Check it out below. Soul Trailer 25 years after Toy Story and 23 movies into their filmography, Pixar has finally made a f...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Soul, Animation, Tina-Fey, Jamie-Foxx, Movie Trailers, Pixar, Trent Reznor, Joe, Murray, Pete-Docter, Atticus Ross, Kemp Powers, Monsters Inc


Aldis Hodge Gushes Over Working With First-Time Film Director Regina King

Regina King is on a roll. After winning an Oscar for “If Beale Street Could Talk” and starring as masked vigilante Sister Knight in HBO’s “Watchmen,” King is gearing up to make her film directing debut with “One Night in Miami.” Adapted by Kemp Powers from his play of the same name, the film dramatizes a […]
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The best of Baltimore's 2015 theater season

January found Center Stage in top form with "One Night in Miami," the Kemp Powers play that imagines what went on when Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown joined Cassius Clay in a motel room after he became heavyweight champion. First-rate acting and production values made this examination of race, religion and ideals a winner.
Tags: Miami, Baltimore, Cassius Clay, Center Stage, Jim Brown, Kemp Powers, Malcolm X Sam Cooke