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Judas and the Black Messiah + panel discussion (15)

18 October

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Audio descriptions are available for all showings of this film


  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Judas and the Black Messiah stars Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield on top form as the Black Panther party leader and the man who betrayed him.

In 1968, the young, charismatic activist Fred Hampton (Kaluuya) became Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panthers, who were fighting for freedom, the power to determine the destiny of the Black community, and an end to police brutality and the slaughter of Black people. As Hampton’s influence grew, he inspired a generation to rise up and not back down to oppression, which put him directly in the line of fire of the US Government, the FBI and the Chicago Police. But to destroy the revolution, they had to do it from the inside. Facing prison, petty criminal William O’Neal (Stanfield) is offered a deal by the FBI: if he will infiltrate the Black Panthers and provide them with intel on Hampton, he will walk free. O’Neal takes the deal.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Christopher D Reid (author and freelance writer) and Roza Salih (original Glasgow Girl, politician and human rights activist). Reflecting on what Judas and the Black Messiah represents in 21st Century Britain, the guest panel will discuss Black radicalism in America and Black activism in the UK. Further guest speakers to be announced.

All tickets £6.50.

About the Panellists

Nelson Cummins is Communities and Campaign Officer at Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER).

Tawona Sithole is a poet, playwright, musician and academic with a keen interest in creativity as a means of connecting people.

Christopher D Reid is an author and freelance writer with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy. He is currently working on a documentary that chronicles the history of Black radicalism in America.

Roza Salih is an original Glasgow Girl, Human Rights defender, and strong believer in equality and diversity.

This programme is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.

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  • Director Shaka King
  • Cast Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running time 2h6m
  • Certificate 15 - strong language, violence, racism

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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