A biopic of Malcolm X, the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader. Denzel Washington plays one of the most misunderstood figures in American history. From Malcolm's early days to the stark despair of prison, from his life-changing conversion to Islam to his emergence as a dynamic political leader. There is a lot of archive footage of many people in this film, from Malcolm himself to John Kennedy, Janet Jackson, Joe Louis and many more. Nominated for 2 Oscars, 9 wins & 4 nominations.
Many local New York Ballroom, Lindy and West Coast Swing Dancers converged for the Roseland dance hall scene such as Sonny Allen, Ryan Francois, Norma Miller, Dawn Hampton, Debra Elkins, Eddie Sanabria and John Festa. Some good dancing can be seen on film. Much Music and song by Billie Holiday, Erskine Hawkins, Aretha Franklin, 'Panama' Francis, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton,
Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, Arrested Development and many more.