Film Judas and the Black Messiah

SG Film: Judas and the Black Messiah

Date: Time: 19:30 Location: Auditorium (Aula), Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen of the auditorium. In the biographical crime drama Judas and the Black Messiah, FBI informant William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party to gather information on Chairman Fred Hampton.


Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Film Director: Shaka King
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons
Language: English – Subtitles: English
Time: 19:30-21:36 hrs. Free entrance (no registration required). Entrance Cobbenhagen building: see below.

"Anywhere there's people, there's power."

Fred Hampton, a dynamic and charismatic young activist, rises to the position of Chairman within the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. With power, comes threat – and the newfound power makes Hampton FBI’s enemy. Aiming to suppress the potential revolution, the FBI finds a man on the inside – William O’Neal, who is ordered to gain Hampton’s trust.

With powerful performances and a poignant exploration of racial injustice and government surveillance, Judas and the Black Messiah offers a compelling portrayal of a pivotal moment in American history.


Judas and the Black Messiah premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The film received universal acclaim, with critics praising the direction, performances, cinematography, and the screenplay. At the Academy Awards, the film received six nominations and won two – Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song. The song ‘’Fight for You’’ received two Grammy Awards nominations – winning one in the performance category.

‘’Electrifying, urgent, life-changing cinema.’’
–Little White Lies

‘’Memorialized for his tragic death, [Fred Hampton] is reclaimed here as a figure of boisterous, defiantly big-hearted life.’’
–Los Angeles Times

Movies on the big screen on campus

Every first Tuesday of the month, you can enjoy the best movies on the big screen on campus:

More information

SG Film Nights are organized by Studium Generale. 

Contact: Annelieke Koster (Studium Generale).


Entrance Cobbenhagen building

The Cobbenhagen building can be entered

  • via the Koopmans building, and subsequently the glass corridor to the Cobbenhagen building, till 21:00 hrs.
    Due to facade maintenance at the Koopmans building access is only possible via a shipping container (for protection). The Koopmans building is closed after 21:00 hrs.
  • via the main entrance of the Cobbenhagen building at the side of the Hogeschoollaan (near the pond). 
  • for disabled and wheelchair users, access is possible via the Koopmans building, or via an alternative entrance from the Warande parking lot and a side entrance to the glass corridor.

For more information, see also Campus map and buildings, and for assistance, please call +31 (0)13 - 466 3000 (Security).

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