On the 1964 night when Cassius Clay won the World Heavy Weight Boxing Championship in Miami Malcolm X hosts a small party that includes the Champ & their 2 friends singer Sam Cook & football player Jim Brown, their conversation ranging over issues of racism & their part in fighting it.
A Miami cop coaxes his buddy out of retirement when he is almost killed by the son of a Mexican drug lord seeking vengeance for his deceased father.
We see 3 stages in Chiron’s story, a black struggling with his sexual identity–as a bullied 10-year-old; a still bullied 16-year-old; & a man choosing his future after reconciling with his recovering mother.
When Ernest Hemmingway receives a fan letter from a Miami reporter, he invites the man to come to Cuba for fishing, this leading to a growing friendship through the years.
When a celebrated chef clashes with a food critic thru social media, his firing turns out for the good when he opens a food truck with his young son and a good friend as helpers.