Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ryan Coogler and Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. Discuss ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ on This Week’s Jemele Hill is Unbothered

*In the latest episode of Spotify’s “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” Director and producer Ryan Coogler and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr., the son of slain Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton, joins Jemele to discuss the critically-acclaimed movie about Hampton’s life “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Coogler explains why he chose to get behind the film as a producer, and Jemele tries to get Coogler to reveal some details about Black Panther 2. Hampton Jr., shares why his father’s story and assassination still resonates today and what it’s been like being a target of the federal government.

Below are key moments and time stamps from the episode.

Key Moments: Jemele Hill is Unbothered – Episode 137 

0:20-10:00: Word of the Week: “Weak” – Jemele calls out Democrats on the missed opportunity with the stimulus package

12:47: Chairman Fred, Jr. on his thoughts on Judas and the Black Messiah film

14:40: Ryan Coogler on the pressure behind making the movie; focusing on historical accuracy

25:55: Coogler on Daniel Kaluuya’s performance

30:00: Chairman Fred, Jr. on Kaluuya “there’s character in character,” and on “legacy being more important than life

47:05: Coogler on Black Panther II and the passing of Chadwick Boseman

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