JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
A film about past history that speaks to the urgency of the present, Shaka King’s impressive debut thriller follows FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) as he 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. 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?