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'Judas and the Black Messiah' Counters Decades of Lies About the Black Panthers.
Shaka King and his screenwriters set the record straight on the Black Panther Party. This is an electrifying dramatization of historical events, and forceful condemnation of racial injustice -- and a major triumph for its director and stars.
Judas and the Black Messiah, a movie about the betrayal and assassination of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party. Starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield.
“You can murder a revolutionary, but you can’t murder a revolution."
FBI informant William O'Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O'Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton's political prowess grows just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?
Chairman Fred Hampton was 21 years old when he was assassinated by the FBI, but they could not kill Fred Hampton’s legacy and, 50 years later, his words still echo…louder than ever.
I am a revolutionary!
Though his life was cut short, Fred Hampton’s impact has continued to reverberate.
"Electrifying. A big, sweeping movie." - Los Angeles Times
"A dazzling powerhouse drama." - The Hollywood Reporter
Winner! Golden Globe, Best Supporting Actor Daniel Kaluuya
Winner! AFI Top 10 Motion Pictures of the Year
Winner! Top 10 Film Black Film Critics Circle
'Judas and the Black Messiah' Counters Decades of Lies About Black Panthers
Shaka King and his screenwriters set record straight on the Black Panther Party