One Night in Miami
Opens Jan 8, 2021
"a film that crackles with all the hopes and fears and dreams and possibilities
of both the men it tracks and the blossoming filmmaking talent behind the camera."
-Kate Erbland, INDIEWIRE
Regina King's directorial debut takes place on one night in the aftermath of Cassius Clay's defeat of Sonny Liston in 1964. The boxer meets with Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown to change the course of history in the segregated South.
"If Miami is, in the end, a movie of ideas, King still makes it all look almost impossibly lush: a swooningly costumed mid-'60s time capsule, soaked in Sunshine State atmosphere. But she never forfeits the momentous substance of her message for style. (If there were ever an argument for actors directing actors, this is it.) In extrapolating the mysteries of a night we'll never fully know, she finds something that may not be strictly true to lived history, but possibly even richer: a quintessentially American tale; profane, profound, and beautiful."
-Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
"A critical knockout"
"impeccably crafted on every level"
-Los Angeles Times
"entertaining and illuminating"
-The Hollywood Reporter
"lightning in a bottle"
"one of the year's best acting showcases"