A Threefold Cord Links A Brotherhood In “One Night In Miami”
Written by IMN on 28 Jan 2021
Review by Richard Caldwell
Friendship, success and truth cross paths in “One Night In Miami,” an Amazon Prime exclusive film. A bond is built for strength and not weakness. A brotherhood is a link, a threefold cord interlinking a band of like minded individuals together. They may share similar backgrounds, but some may defer. However, their bond will show the true strength of the collective.
“One Night In Miami” is directed by Regina King. The film follows Muhammad Ali after winning his fight against Sonny Liston. Ali returns to his hotel in Miami later in the evening. There, he meets with NFL great Jim Brown, Singer Sam Cooke and Activist Malcolm X. The group discusses their lives amongst each other during the films duration. This creates a compelling and unique exchange amongst the collective.
Overall, I enjoyed this film. It’s an important about the plight of African Americans in the United States of America. The film touches on racial differences the men face, but most importantly the men affected by the actions. The film is contained within an one room hotel setting. The background changes momentarily, but not much. This keep the story contained and viewers locked in as the men tell their stories.