Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You), Jesse Plemons (I’m Thinking of Ending Things), Dominique Fishback (Project Power), Ashton Sanders (Moonlight), Martin Sheen (The Departed), Algee Smith (Detroit), Lil Rel Howery (The Photograph), Jermaine Fowler (Buffaloed), Darrell Britt-Gibson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Robert Longstreet (Doctor Sleep), Dominique Thorne (If Beale Street Could Talk), Amari Cheatom (Django Unchained), Caleb Eberhardt (Black Christmas)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Shaka King (Newlyweeds), director, writer, producer; Will Berson (film debut), writer; Ryan Coogler (Creed II) and Charles D. King (Sorry to Bother You), producers; Craig Harris (film debut) and Mark Isham (Crash), composers; Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave), cinematographer; Kristan Sprague (The Fates), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the late 1960s, petty criminal William O’Neal (Stanfield) is recruited by the FBI to infiltrate the Illinois Black Panther Party and keep an eye on their charismatic leader Fred Hampton (Kaluuya). As O’Neal begins to be won over by Hampton’s passion for his cause, a battle for his soul begins to erupt…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
As legendary Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, Daniel Kaluuya delivers a rousing and undeniably powerful performance in this tense and excellent drama that feels extremely timely in this day and age.