This summer Amazon Prime Video is bringing the best movies direct to Prime Members in Australia, including the highly-anticipated Amazon Original movies I’m Your Woman, Sylvie’s Love and One Night in Miami….
I’m Your Woman – December 11
Amazon Original movie I’m Your Woman, written and directed by Julia Hart (Fast Color, Miss Stevens), stars Rachel Brosnahan, (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us, Orange Is the New Black), Arinzé Kene (Flack, The Pass), Frankie Faison (Coming to America, Do the Right Thing) and Bill Heck (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Pit Stop).
I’m Your Woman follows suburban housewife Jean (Rachel Brosnahan) who lives a seemingly easy life, supported by husband Eddie’s (Bill Heck) career as a thief. But when Eddie betrays his partners, Jean and her baby are forced to go on the run, and Eddie’s old friend Cal (Arinzé Kene) is tasked with keeping them safe. After Cal mysteriously disappears, Jean befriends his wife Teri (Marsha Stephanie Blake) and the two women set out on a perilous journey into the heart of Eddie’s criminal underworld.
A decidedly female take on crime dramas of the 1970s, I’m Your Woman is a tale of love, betrayal, motherhood — and what it takes to claim your life as your own.
Sylvie’s Love – December 25
Writer and Director Eugene Ashe (Homecoming) combines romance and music into a sweeping story that brings together changing times, a changing culture, and the true price of love in Sylvie’s Love, starring Tessa Thompson (Thor, Westworld), Nnamdi Asomugha (Crown Heights), Aja Naomi King (How To Get Away With Murder), Jemima Kirke (Girls), Alano Miller (Loving), Wendi Mclendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) and Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives).
In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member of a jazz quartet. Sylvie (Tessa Thompson), who dreams of a career in television, spends her summer days helping around her father’s record store, as she waits for her fiancé to return from war. When Robert takes a part-time job at the record store, the two begin a friendship that sparks a deep passion in each of them unlike anything they have felt before.
As the summer winds down, life takes them in different directions, bringing their relationship to an end. Years pass, Sylvie’s career as a TV producer blossoms, while Robert has to come to terms with what the age of Motown is doing to the popularity of Jazz. In a chance meeting, Sylvie and Robert cross paths again, only to find that while their lives have changed, their feelings for each other remain the same.
One Night in Miami… – January 15
Regina King’s feature directorial debut One Night in Miami… stars Kingsley Ben-Adir (High Fidelity, The OA), Eli Goree (Pearson, Riverdale), Aldis Hodge (City on a Hill, The Invisible Man) and Leslie Odom Jr. (Central Park, Hamilton) and is based on Kemp Powers’ award-winning play of the same name.
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).
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.
These films join a vast collection of award-winning Amazon Original movies available to Prime Video customers, including the recently released hits Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Palm Springs and Uncle Frank which all premiered exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.