From actress Regina King, making her directorial debut, comes One Night in Miami, dropping Friday, January 15 on Amazon Prime Video.
After opening in select theaters on Christmas Day, One Night in Miami is streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
Here’s a further rundown of all your sign-up options and how to watch on different devices:
If You Have Amazon Prime
If you want to watch on your computer, make sure you’re signed into your Amazon Prime account, then head here to watch One Night in Miami.
Additionally, you can watch the movie on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
If You Don’t Have Amazon Prime
You’ll need a subscription to Amazon Prime or Amazon Prime Video to watch the new episodes. Fortunately, it’s easy to sign up for a free trial, and there are a number of different options when doing so:
Amazon Prime: In addition to unlimited streaming of Amazon’s movies and TV shows, you get things like free two-day shipping, music streaming and access to Amazon’s library of E-books. Pricing options are either $12.99 per month or $119 per year, but it comes with a free 30-day trial.
Amazon Prime Student: If you’re a student, you can sign up for Amazon Prime Student. It’s the same as Amazon Prime but comes with a six-month free trial and costs either $6.49 per month or $59 per year after that.
Once you’ve signed up, you can watch One Night in Miami on your computer right here, or you can watch on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
‘One Night in Miami’ Preview
This new film recalls the true events of a night in Miami in 1964 when “four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history,” according to the Amazon press release.
The description continues, “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 the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, 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.”
In a recent interview with The Guardian, King talked about how they began filming in January 2020 and then as the Black Lives Matter movement grew bigger and bigger throughout 2020, it “kind of lit a fire” under everyone involved.
“We always felt like this film would be timely, but we couldn’t have predicted the powder-keg moment that was going to be coming. And so I was watching and just like: ‘Oh, my God, we have got to finish this film and it needs to come out now,'” said King.
And in a round-table discussion for Entertainment Weekly led by King, actor Hodge echoed those sentiments, saying, “When coming to the film, I knew that [it] had potential for purpose. Watching the film later, the conversations hit so much differently. It made me feel verified and validated that we are doing our part and serving a purpose for the time now.”
He continued, “Having you, Regina, as our leader on this is the most appropriate way to go about it. Some may see this film and see Black men and only think about the Black man’s experience, when in actuality, we’re representing the totality of the Black experience, especially in America. It’s not singularly just the Black men; we are led by a Black woman.
“In my experience, in this country, we, as Black men, have been most protected by the Black women. So for our sisters, this film is about y’all, too, an acknowledgment of y’all, too. The strength that we exhibit on screen, part of that is the strength that we get from y’all.”
One Night in Miami drops Friday, January 15 on Amazon Prime Video.
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