Judas and the Black Messiah

BBFC RatingJudas and the Black Messiah

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DirectorShaka King
WritersWill Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas
Running Time2HR 6MINS
SeasonMain Programme

FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their leader, Chairman Fred Hampton in the electrifying real-life story Judas and the Black Messiah.

When he’s arrested for impersonating an FBI agent, petty car thief William O'Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) is strong-armed into spying on the Black Panthers, particularly their prominent and charismatic leader Fred Hampton (Academy Award-winner Daniel Kaluuya). Soon a battle wages for O'Neal's soul as he revels in the danger of manipulating both his new comrades and the FBI, with his betrayal having deadly consequences.

Simultaneously a taut crime thriller, a visceral emotional drama and an immersive piece of important American history, Judas and the Black Messiah is one of the most compelling and essential films you will see this year.

"Electrifying, urgent, life-changing cinema." - Leila Latif, Little White Lies

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