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‘One Night in Miami’ review: Regina King’s directing debut electrifies – New York Post

At this moment in time, King’s directorial debut arrives like a thunderclap.

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In 1964, black icons Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown gathered in a Florida motel room one evening. This real historical anecdote inspired a 2013 play by Kemp Powers, “One Night in Miami,” and now actor Regina King makes her directorial debut with an assured, electrifying film adaptation.
It’s an ensemble production of the first order, its four leads taking standout moments at various points as the characters mull the state of the civil rights movement, the power and meaning of…

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