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After a boxing world championship fight
Four black icons come together to shed light
A valiant discussion
Brings repercussion
One revolutionary Miami night

Shot Caller – Regina King

Role Play(Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.)

Nose Candy

“What’s good news for the sheep might be bad for the wolf”

” They pay for my training they don’t get to choose, my friends”

“Every living thing thing has a soul it’s about getting that soul tapped into”

“Strike with the weapon you have…your voice”

“Everybody talks about they want a piece of the pie, well I don’t! I want the god damn recipe”

“This is one strange fucking night”

Style Points

+ 1960s era
+ First Cassius Clay fight
+ Motel prayer shot
+ Rooftop scene
+ Acapella music performance

Money Shot

It’s been a long time coming

The Big Finish

So much greatness not enough room. The fictional account of four black iconic figures Malcom X, Cassius Clay, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown is both riveting and rewarding. Truly groundbreaking I believe this picture should serve as a lesson that as black men we should not be threatened by others accolades and should all see ourselves as brothers fighting for a common purpose. Adding to her resume the versatile Regina King absolutely delivers in her directorial debut. All of the portrayals are extremely jaw dropping. I was most moved with Leslie Odom Jr’s depiction of Sam Cooke as his voice is described in the film of “being able to move mountains without ever having to lift a finger.” The momentous occasion took place on February 25th which resonated with me as it is my birthday so only greatness can be produced on that date. Unfortunately similar themes explored are still very relevant today. If you are dark with any deal of success it is expected by some that your only job is too perform and not speak on problems plaguing the community. Product is not supposed to talk back. I think this film does an excellent job of encapsulating that being black in the lime light holds a level of responsibility as the stakes are too high to be silent on injustices and issues that matter. A power meeting amongst brilliant minds of men, A Night in Miami is truly black excellence personified.

– Caleb Harris

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