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Top Five Biopics and the Brilliance of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Writer-director Shaka King joins to discuss his new film about Fred Hampton

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After discussing the Oscars shortlists, Sean and Amanda dive deep on biopics, share their top five favorites, and break down how the new HBO Max film Judas and the Black Messiah effectively subverts the formula (0:47). Then, Sean is joined by Shaka King, the writer-director behind Judas to talk about his telling of Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton’s story (53:19).

Hosts: Sean Fennessey and Amanda Dobbins
Guest: Shaka King

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