Judas and the Black Messiah

Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Nov 20, 2021 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Nov 21, 2021 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Nov 22, 2021 7:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Nov 24, 2021 7:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:https://www.judasandtheblackmessiah.com
Release Year:2021
Rating:R
Genre:Drama
History
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Format:digital
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Shaka King
Cast:Lakeith Stanfield
Daniel Kaluuya
Jesse Plemons
Dominique Fishback
Ashton Sanders

Description

Part of our “Pandemic Rewind” series of films that were robbed of the theatrical experience.

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? Inspired by true events, Judas and the Black Messiah is directed by Shaka King, marking his studio feature film directorial debut.

2021 Oscar Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Daniel Kaluuya
2021 Oscar Nominee: Best Picture, Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Actor in a Supporting Role, Original Song