Regina King’s highly anticipated directorial debut ‘One Night in Miami’ has now been added to the 64th BFI London Film Festival line up.
Screening in this year’s programme on Sunday 11th October. The Amazon Original film, which was the first by a Black female director to screen at the Venice Film Festival, features an exciting cast fronted by Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge and Leslie Odom Jr., and is produced by ABKCO Films and Snoot Entertainment and will be released by Amazon Studios.
Based on Kemp Power’s award-winning play, the film centres 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).
Star of the film Kingsley Ben-Adir said: “I’m thrilled that ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI will screen as part of this year’s London Film Festival. The conversation that takes place between these great men in this movie is as important now as it’s ever been. It’s extra special being at home, in London, celebrating Regina King’s directorial debut and even more poignant that we premiere this film during Black History Month.”
The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is taking place from Wednesday 7th October-Sunday 18th October 2020. Over the twelve days, the Festival will be it’s 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.