Judas And The Black Messiah (15)
Sun 06 Jun 2021 - Thu 10 Jun 2021
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
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Dir. Shaka King
2021 | 126 mins | USA
Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons
The story of Fred Hampton, the gifted civil rights leader who rose through the Black Panther party to became chairman of the Chicago chapter, is often missing from history. And even lesser known is the role that petty criminal and FBI informant William O’Neal played in his downfall.
Director Shaka King tells both their real-life stories with complexity and careful precision, in this fast-paced and hard-hitting drama, fused together with gripping editing and stunning cinematography.
At the centre of it all, pulsing through the film is a trilogy of exceptional and electrifying performances from Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal and Dominique Fishback in a heart-breaking turn as Hampton’s partner Deborah Johnson.