Photo: Patti Perret Photo: Patti Perret Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Patti Perret Kemp Powers’ ‘One Night in Miami’ Sheds Light on the Civil Rights Movement 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Click here to read the full article. 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 change the course of civil rights history. Yet, both are true and Kemp Powers’ “One Night in Miami” brings the story to life. What began as a play in 2011 has grown with what some might call divine timing. With Regina King at the helm, the big-screen adaptation debuted at the Venice Film Festival before making its North American premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. As Black Lives Matter protests continue throughout the United States in response to the killings of Black citizens by police, the film’s timing may seem responsive for some viewers, yet its juxtaposition of… Read full this story
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