Winner of 2 Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song
Directed by Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), a petty car thief who is forced to become an FBI informant and infiltrate the Black Panther Party. The objective is to keep tabs on the charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya,) as the FBI grow fearful of the Black Panther’s growing support. Though O’Neal revels in his double life, soon he begins to doubt his acts against the Black Panthers and soon he is caught in a war for his soul.
**** A truly gripping Black Panther drama” – Mark Kermode, The Observer