Before its Feb. 12, 2021 release, Warner Bros.’ Fred Hampton movie Judas and the Black Messiah will make its world premiere at this year’s Sundance.
The movie, directed and co-written by Shaka King, will premiere on Monday, Feb. 1 at 6:00pm Mountain Time on the digital platform, and will also play at several satellite screens listed at the end of this article.
In addition, making its world premiere in the World Documentary Competition Section is Egypt’s Captains of Zaatari from filmmaker Ali El Arabi. The movie will premiere at Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7pm MT.
“We are delighted to welcome these powerful works into our program,” said Festival Director Tabitha Jackson, “In a year where our Festival already exemplifies the vanguard of bold, visionary storytelling from around the world, they help further expand our boundaries.”
Judas and the Black Messiah is written by Will Berson and King. Producers are Ryan Coogler, Charles D. King and King. Pic follows FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther party when J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) fears charismatic leader Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) will emerge as a Black Messiah. O’Neal lives in fear of discovery and cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal. Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Lil Rey Howery also star.
Captains of Zaatari follows Mahmoud and Fawzi, two best friends trapped in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, who dream of becoming professional football players. When a world renowned sports academy scout visits the camp, both have a chance to make their dreams come true.
Judas and the Black Messiah will premiere at the following satellite screens:
THE PLAZA THEATER PRESENTED BY ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY
1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30306
DAD’S GARAGE DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY ATLANTA FILM SOCIETY
569 Ezzard St SE , Atlanta, GA, 30312
JOURDAN-BACHMAN PIONEER FARMS PRESENTED BY AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY
10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin, TX, 78754
1801 1st Ave. N. , Birmingham, AL, 35203
SIDEWALK FILM CENTER AND CINEMA
1821 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL, 35203
SPOTLIGHT CINEMAS CAPITAL 8 PRESENTED BY THE LUMINAL THEATER
201 Columbia Mall Blvd, Suite 211, Columbia, SC, 29223
THE TEXAS THEATRE PRESENTED BY AVIATION CINEMAS
231 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75208
MOONSTRUCK DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS SOCIETY
100 Bringhurst St, Houston, TX, 77020
FILMSCENE AT THE CHAUNCEY
404 E. College St, #100, Iowa City, IA, 52240
THE SPEED ART MUSEUM
2035 S. 3rd Street, Louisville, KY, 40208
MALCO SUMMER DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY INDIE MEMPHIS
5310 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN, 38122
RIVERVIEW THEATER PRESENTED BY FILMNORTH
3800 42nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55406
2102 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN, 37212
THE LOFT OPEN AIR CINEMA
3233 East Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85716
ADMIRAL TWIN DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY CIRCLE CINEMA
7355 E Easton St, Tulsa, OK, 74115
10 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK, 74104
STARLITE DRIVE-IN PRESENTED BY MAMA.FILM
3900 S Hydraulic Ave, Wichita, KS, 67216