Civil rights struggle 'just as relevant today,' says Regina King

Los Angeles (AFP) – Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” delves into the immense pressures on black icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown at the height of the 1960s civil rights struggle — tensions that are just as rife today, its director said.The movie, dramatizing a real-life motel-room meeting between the four towering African-Americans, had a drive-in screening outside Los Angeles Monday as part of the American Film Institute’s AFI Fest.Introducing the film via video in a year that has seen vast protests over black deaths from police violence, and just two weeks before the…

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