The BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express has announced that the UK premiere of Regina King’s highly anticipated directorial debut, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, will now screen as part of the 64th BFI London Film Festival programme on Sunday 11th October 2020.
The Amazon Original film, which was the first by a Black female director to screen at the Venice Film Festival, features an exciting cast including Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Leslie Odom Jr..
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI is produced by ABKCO Films and Snoot Entertainment and will be released by Amazon Studios.
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 Kemp Powers’ award-winning play of the same name, 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.
The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is taking place from Wednesday 7th October to Sunday 18th October 2020. Over the twelve days the Festival will be its most accessible ever, presenting over 50 Virtual Premieres and a selection of highly-anticipated new feature film previews at BFI Southbank as well as in cinemas across the UK, offering audiences a unique chance to engage with the Festival in different ways.
The Full programme is available at https://www.bfi.org.uk/explore-our-festivals/bfi-london-film-festival . All tickets will be bookable from Monday 21 September 2020.