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Saturday Afternoon at the Movies – Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Saturday, July 3, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Members & guests–Earlier this week, the film was available for rental, but unfortunately it is now only available to purchase for $17.99 on Amazon Prime -OR- free with an HBO Max subscription. To RSVP, please scroll down. Registered attendees will receive an email the day before the discussion with a link to join via Zoom.
Watch the film any time before the discussion–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after! Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama about the betrayal of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in late-1960s Chicago, by William O’Neal, an FBI informant. The film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. It earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and won two Oscars: Best Supporting Actor for Daniel Kaluuya, who played O’Neal, and Best Original Song. For his performance, Kaluuya also won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and BAFTA Awards. Village member Mel Washburn will host a discussion of the film via Zoom this Saturday at 3:00 PM.
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