The Historic Hampton House celebrates Black history with ‘The Greatest Weekend’
The Historic Hampton House will host “The Greatest Weekend,” Feb. 25-27, with films, entertainment and guest speakers who will reminisce about the boxer, his challenges and achievements. For a moment, it seemed the Hampton House was destined to close its doors as well. Now, they hope to get The Historic Hampton House rebuilt, up and running, and fully functioning. “I remember the first time I walked through the doors and felt the Hampton House,” Smith said. For more information about the Historic Hampton House, check out their website.themiamihurricane.com
Sunday Profile: Leslie Odom Jr.
Sunday Profile: Leslie Odom Jr. A Tony Award-winner for the musical "Hamilton," Leslie Odom Jr. has now earned two Academy Award nominations for the drama "One Night in Miami," in which he plays famed singer Sam Cooke. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Odom about his remarkable career, from his teenage debut in Broadway's "Rent," to the possibilities that have opened up since his role as Aaron Burr in the groundbreaking "Hamilton."cbsnews.com
A by-the-numbers look at a year of Oscar diversity, firsts
10 — Nominations for “Mank," the most of any film this year, with nods for best picture, best director for Fincher, best actor for Gary Oldman and best supporting actress for Seyfried. In the best supporting actor category, Heath Ledger and Ralph Richardson were nominated, with Ledger winning for “The Dark Knight” in 2009. 5 — African nations that have received nominations for best international feature, now that Tunisia has its first nominee, “The Man Who Sold His Skin." 4 — Nominations received by “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao, a record for a woman in a record year for women. 1 — Man nominated for both best actor and best original song.
Riz Ahmed, Leslie Odom Jr, Chloe Zhao react to Oscar nods
This was all of us trying to see how far could we go.” — Riz Ahmed, nominated for best actor for “Sound of Metal,” in an interview. He directed, co-produced and co-wrote the film, which earned six nominations and is the first best picture nominee with an all-Black producing team. — Emerald Fennell, nominated for best director and best original screenplay for “Promising Young Woman,” which also received nods for best picture and best actress, in a statement. And yes, I’ll have some drinks tonight.” — Thomas Vinterberg on his nomination for best director for “Another Round,” which was also nominated for best international feature film, in an interview. — Kaouther Ban Hania, director of best international feature nominee “The Man Who Sold His Skin.”
Regina King on directing "One Night in Miami"
Regina King on directing "One Night in Miami" The Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress makes her film directorial debut with an acclaimed story, set in the 1960s, of a re-imagined meeting of four Black icons – Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, Jim Brown and Sam Cooke – discussing the civil rights movement. Regina King talks with CBS News' Michelle Miller about her artistic ambitions, her promotion of social justice, and the blessings of her fruitful career.cbsnews.com
Regina King: "God put me here to tell more of our stories"
King tells Michelle Miller she believes God put her on Earth to tell these stories, in an interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," to be broadcast March 7. The characters in "One Night in Miami" discuss using their fame and their voices to make a difference, something King tells Miller, co-host of "CBS This Morning: Saturday," that she thought a lot about after the killing of George Floyd. "So … it's what makes the conversation in 'One Night in Miami' so urgent right now. Actress-director Regina King, right, with CBS News' Michelle Miller. "I think that God put me here to tell more of our stories," King said.cbsnews.com
Clooney, 'Billie Holiday' among AARP movie award honorees
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Andra Day in "The United States vs Billie Holiday." (Takashi Seida/Paramount Pictures via AP)“The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” “Minari,” “Da 5 Bloods” and “One Night in Miami” are among the films AARP is honoring at its annual Movies for Grownups Awards, the nonprofit organization said Thursday. Director Lee Daniels’ “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” starring Andra Day as the jazz singer, was named best picture, while the Korean American family drama “Minari” got best intergenerational film. “We focus on films made by and for grownups,” said Tim Appelo, the film and television critic for AARP. Catherine O’Hara took best actress for “Schitt’s Creek,” Mark Ruffalo got best actor for “I Know This Much is True” and “This Is Us” was named best series.
Black films off to a good start for 2021
Black History MonthBy Deon C. JeffersonFor 2021, we’ve seen the premier of some extraordinary films. Not to mention being on the heels of 2020’ s much talked about film “Black Ma Rainey’s Bottom”, which starred the late Chadwhick Boseman, and “The Black Meryl Streep’’ Viola Davis as Ma Rainey. We’ve seen a few of these films at the Westside Gazette, and we know it’s early, but it’s Black History Month, so we would like to give our views. The movie stars recent Emmy Award winning actress Zendaya and Denzel Washington’s son John David Washington as the title characters. Judas and the Black Messiah (MACRO)is a film about the notorious Black Panther Party and its leader Fred Hampton.thewestsidegazette.com
Chadwick Boseman earns 2 nominations for NAACP Image Awards
This image released by Netflix shows Michael Potts, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." Boseman was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for outstanding actor in a motion picture for his performance in the film. Boseman was also nominated in the supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in the SPike Lee film "Da 5 Bloods." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)LOS ANGELES – With his final two performances, the late Chadwick Boseman earned two NAACP Image Awards nominations Tuesday, while “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” could make its presence felt at next month’s ceremony. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” came away with nine nominations.
Four beautiful, talented Black men portray four beautiful, talented Black men in ‘One Night in Miami’
It is difficult to play a non-fictional character, especially for Hodge, who played Jim Brown, the film’s only living historical figure. In “One Night in Miami,” there were four, and every man shined just as bright as the next. Jim Brown debated if he wanted to throw in his cleats for a career in acting. Everything about “One Night in Miami” is deep—the depictions, the cast, the dark and humid setting, and the dialogue. “One Night in Miami” premiered in selected theaters on Christmas and is available now on Amazon Prime Video.thewestsidegazette.com
'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs
The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. The 36th annual Spirit Awards, like most awards shows during the pandemic, are adjusting to the difficult circumstances. Eliza Hittman's “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a Pennsylvania's teen's odyssey in getting an abortion, racked up nominations for best feature film, best director and best female lead for Sidney Flanigan. Chloe Zhoe's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, scored five nods, including best feature, best director and best female lead for McDormand. None of the nominees for best feature film were directed by a white male.
With a Storied Miami Motel as Backdrop, One Night in Miami Honors Four Black Icons
From the 1950s to the '70s, the Hampton House thrived as an after-hours hangout for community members and celebrities. By the early 2000s, the Hampton House was on the brink of demolition, but a grassroots campaign to save the landmark succeeded. After a multimillion-dollar renovation and a 15-year battle, the Hampton House reopened as the Historic Hampton House Cultural Center in 2015. Enid Pinkney, founding president and CEO of the Historic Hampton House Community Trust, deserves much of the credit for saving the motel. “We would leave work, go home, and get dressed to go to Hampton House,” Pinkney tells New Times.miaminewtimes.com
‘One Night In Miami’ Opening January 1st
[MIAMI] – Holding significance to the city of Miami and the Historic Hampton House, Miami Film Festival is pleased to open ‘One Night In Miami’ on New Year’s Day, 2021 at Tower Theater. ‘One Night In Miami’ is a fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s. Directed by Regina King, the film is based on the stage play by Kemp Powers which screened as Miami New Drama’s season opener in 2018 at Colony Theatre. Select screenings are available January, 1st – January, 7th 2021Set on the night of February 25, 1964, ‘One Night in Miami’ follows a young, brash Cassius Clay as he emerges from the Miami Beach Convention Center the new Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. The film’s characters are played by Eli Goree as Muhammad Ali, Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown, Leslie Odom, Jr. as Sam Cooke and Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X.Click below to watch the One Night in Miami – Official Trailersflcn.com
The Latest: Protesters outside Louisville church amid curfew
___7 p.m.Police in Louisville, Kentucky, have blocked the route of a Breonna Taylor protest march, warning demonstrators they could face arrest for unlawful assembly. Protesters have taken to the streets around the country after the grand jury announced its decision Wednesday. ___11:15 p.m.A protest has ended outside a Louisville church where demonstrators had rallied against a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Protesters have taken to the streets around the country after the grand jury announced its decision Wednesday. ___11:15 p.m.A protest has ended outside a Louisville church where demonstrators had rallied against a grand jury decision in the Breonna Taylor case.
Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race
The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in Miami,” wished she could pose with her cast and give them hugs. But with the pandemic scuttling travel plans, she was settling for a virtual appearance that she equated to a certain television family. King, who took home a supporting actress Oscar last year for “If Beale Street Can Talk,” is getting early Hollywood awards buzz for the film. “I would talk to them individually, needing to hear that we had this similar, if not the same, expectations going into it, and all four of these men mirrored that - those expectations. She added: "I am only five-three, but I will go toe to toe with anybody who has anything to say differently.
Celebs take to streets for historic demonstrations
Across the U.S., many celebrities have been doing far more than tweeting supportive words or issuing carefully prepared statements. They took to the streets alongside thousands of people to condemn the killings of black people at the hands of police and to demand reform. The video shows Sampson step in front of his assistant and an officer hit him at least twice with a baton. Then an officer aims straight at me, no ricochet, and shoots (rubber bullets) Sampson wrote. Everyone is angry but there is a way to direct that anger, actor/director Taika Waititi wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
'A Change is Gonna Come'
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The My Future My Choice town hall on Friday began with a boy's rendition of "A Change Is Gonna Come." The powerful song quickly became a civil rights anthem after it was released Dec. 22, 1964. Norland Middle School's Wesley Wray performed the powerful song in Miami Gardens, before a discussion about gun violence. The Local 10 News town at Miami Norland Senior High School also included a discussion with Trayvon Martin's mom, Sabrina Fulton. Here are the lyrics of the song Wesley performed:[Verse 1]I was born by the riverIn a little tentAnd just like the river I've been runningEver since[Chorus]It's been a long time comingBut I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will[Verse 2]It's been too hard livingBut I'm afraid to dieCause I don't know what's up thereBeyond the sky[Chorus]It's been a long time comingBut I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will[Verse 3]I go to the movieAnd I go downtownSomebody keep telling me don't hang around[Chorus]It's been a long time comingBut I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will[Verse 4]Then I go to my brotherAnd I say brother help me pleaseBut he winds up knockin' meBack down on my kneesThere been times when I thought I couldn't last for longBut now I think I'm able to carry on[Chorus]It's been a long time comingBut I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it will