Oct. 29, 2021
PROXY Fall Film Festival 2021: JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
The 2021 PROXY Fall Film Festival of outdoor cinema concludes on Friday, October 29th at the PROXY Walk-in Theater with:
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
Directed by Shaka King, 2020 [R]
“Hampton was just 21 when he was killed in a police raid on Dec. 4, 1969. That’s not a spoiler, just history, and I’d argue that knowing his fate in advance is crucial to an appreciation of “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Though it plays at times like a crime thriller — with stakeouts and shootouts, chases and interrogations — the movie is better understood as a political tragedy. The script, by King and Will Berson, is layered with ethical snares and ideological paradoxes, and while King’s fast-paced direction doesn’t spare the suspense, it also makes room for sorrow, anger and even a measure of exhilaration.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH is the true story of the infiltration of the Chicago branch of the Black Panther Party by informant Bill O’Neal and the assassination of Fred Hampton at the hands of the FBI. Produced by Oakland native Ryan Coogler and directed by Shaka King, the film masterfully explores the history throughout the narrative format, exposing this very recent installment of the federal government’s surveillance and intentional destruction of Black communities.
Presented by HERE FOR NOW, the FREE, Friday evening film screenings begin at dusk with ‘doors’ opening at 6:00 pm. Film begins at sundown around 7:45pm.
Come early to claim a good spot, enjoy an ice-cold beer from Fort Point Beer Company (all proceeds support outdoor cinema at PROXY!) and delicious food from the Viva Vegan food truck!
Consistent with SFDPH Guidelines, no masks or distancing will be required for all vaccinated attendees. All PROXY staff will be wearing masks when interacting with the audience.
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