Alum Shaka King’s “Judas & The Black Messiah” Receives Accolades

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021

Shaka King (left) and LaKeith Stanfield

Shaka King (left) and LaKeith Stanfield

Alum Shaka King’s Judas & The Black Messiah was just released in theaters and on HBO Max.  The film has earned a Hollywood Critics Association nomination, two Golden Globe nominations, and a Top Ten Film title by the National Board of Review. On top of that, it has become a critical favorite, Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 97% Top Critics' score.  The New York Times  asks "Is This the Most Radical Film Ever Produced by Hollywood?" and continues to state, "Judas and the Black Messiah is the rare Hollywood film to explore a vision of Blackness that has nothing to do with white audiences."

Starring LaKeith Stanfield as Bill O’Neal, the historical drama follow O'Neal as he infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton, played by Daniel Kaluuya, ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.

Steam the movie now on HBO Max.