Jonathan White’s review published on Letterboxd:
Somehow today, when Derek Chauvin was convicted on all 3 counts of murdering George Floyd, seems like a good time to drop a simple review of Judas and the Black Messiah.
From the Wikipedia page about Fred Hampton ..
”In December 1969, Hampton was drugged, shot and killed in his bed during a predawn raid at his Chicago apartment by a tactical unit of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the FBI. Law enforcement sprayed more than 80 gunshots throughout the apartment; the occupants fired once. During the raid, Panther Mark Clark was also killed and several others were seriously wounded. In January 1970, a coroner's jury held an inquest and ruled the deaths of Hampton and Clark to be justifiable homicide.”
At least today … 52 years later … there is one small glimmer of hope. Is this the turning point? I don’t think so. Is this the start of a slow turn? I sure hope so.
Is this film part of that process? Absolutely.