Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah

FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O'Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton's political prowess grows just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. 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 commands?
FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O'Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton's political prowess grows just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. 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 commands?

Bonus Content

  • Unexpected Betrayal

    Unexpected Betrayal

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    Arrested for impersonating an FBI agent, William O’Neal, (LaKeith Stanfield) is given an ultimatum: face jail or betray his community’s trust by infiltrating the Illinois Black Panther Party. We talk to the cast and filmmakers about O’Neal’s complexities...
  • Fred Hampton for the People

    Fred Hampton for the People

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    Chairman Fred Hampton (Black Panther Party) was a seminal figure in the civil rights movement of the '60s who was struck down just as he was getting started. In this intimate character piece, we talk to the filmmakers and cast about why telling Hampton's...