Write On with 'One Night in Miami' Screenwriter Kemp Powers


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One Night in Miami screenwriter Kemp Powers discusses adapting his own play into a film, how his previous work as a journalist informs his screenwriting, the real history behind the film's events, and more. Inspired by real events, the movie is a fictional account chronicling a memorable night when Muhammed Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cook, and Jim Brown gather in a Miami hotel room discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s.

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