'Judas And The Black Messiah', 'Captains Of Zaatari'

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‘Judas And The Black Messiah’, ‘Captains Of Zaatari’

Sundance Film festival has added awards season contender Judas And The Black Messiah starring Daniel Kaluuya and documentary Captains Of Zaatari to its feature line-up.

Shaka King directed Judas, in which Kaluuya plays charismatic Illinois Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton, whose chapter is infiltrated by FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield).

The true-life drama debuts in the festival’s Premieres section on February 1 online and in a number of satellite screening sites across the US that do not include drive-ins in the Los Angeles area due to the Covid surge.

Warner Bros will release it on February 12 day-and-date in US cinemas and on HBO Max for a 31-day period.

World Documentary Competition selection Captains Of Zaatari (Egypt) is directed by Ali El Arabi and follows two best friends in a Jordanian refugee camp who dream of becoming professional football players and get the chance to impress a visiting scout.

The documentary premieres on January 31 on the festival’s digital platform.

The two additions raise the number of features to 73, representing 30 countries and 39 first-time feature filmmakers. Sundance is set to run from January 28-February 3.