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One Night in Miami…
April 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm PDT
Q&A with Songwriter
LESLIE ODOM, JR.
Moderated by TIM GREIVING (Film Music Journalist)
Screening Link available upon Registration
YouTube Live Stream Q&A :
THURSDAY, APRIL 15 – 5:00pm PT
On the evening of February 25, 1964, four icons of sports, entertainment, and activism celebrated one of the greatest upsets in boxing history in a modest motel room in Miami. After claiming the World Heavyweight title for the first time, Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) — who would soon change his name to Muhammad Ali — got together with three friends: human rights activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), music superstar Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and football legend and emerging action-movie hero Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge). R | 114min
Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted, Tony Award®- and Grammy Award®-winning performer whose career spans Broadway, television, film, and music. Odom received an Emmy Award® nomination for his work voicing the character of Owen Tillerman in Josh Gad’s new animated musical-comedy series Central Park, for Apple TV+. He can also be seen on Disney+ in the filmed performance of the original Broadway production of Hamilton and in the Freeform limited series Love in the Time of Corona. The actor’s upcoming projects include the feature film Music, written and directed by singer-songwriter Sia, and Needle in a Timestack, written and directed by John Ridley. Next spring he will star in The Many Saints of Newark, a prequel to David Chase’s award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos. Additional film and television credits include Harriet, Murder on the Orient Express, Only, Red Tails, and Smash.
Odom made his Broadway debut in Rent at the age of 17. He is best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in the smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical and a Grammy as a principal soloist on the original cast recording. He also starred opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in a 2014 City Center “Encores!” revival of Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…Boom! In 2017 Odom returned to the New York City stage in a solo concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The cabaret-style performance was crafted around signature songs and music that shaped the artist’s journey, all performed with a world-class band in front of a live audience. The show was filmed for broadcast as an hour-long PBS special as part of the 17-time Emmy-winning series Live From Lincoln Center and premiered in 2018.
Last November Odom released his third full-length album and first of original material, entitled “Mr”. In 2018 Odom added the title of author to his resume with the release of his book Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.
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Attendees will be emailed a Screening Link upon Registration and a Q&A YouTube Live Stream link on Thursday, April 15, 10 minutes before Q&A start.
Attendees can ask questions on YouTube chat, and the SCL Host will pass them on to the Moderator. The SCL Member Code of Conduct applies to online Q&As.