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ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...
2020, Amazon Studios, 110 min, USA, Dir: Regina King

On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music and activism gathered to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (Eli Goree), defeats heavy weight 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.


LITTLE MONSTERS
2019, 94 min, Dir: Abe Forsythe

Beyond Fest alumnus Abe Forsythe describes his all-killer, no-filler second feature as an “R-rated Pixar film.” Dave (Alexander England) is a washed-up millennial musician going nowhere fast after a vicious breakup. Desperate to impress his nephew’s kindergarten teacher, Miss Caroline (a stupendous Lupita Nyong'o), he agrees to help chaperone the kids on an excursion to the petting zoo. When zombies escape from the military base next door, Dave, Caroline and TV personality Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad) must work together to keep the kids alive and survive the flesh-hungry hordes.


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