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    EW’s Marcus Jones chats with Shaka King (Writer/Director, Judas and the Black Messiah,) Suzan-Lori Parks (Writer, United States vs Billie Holiday,) Kemp Powers (Writer, One Night In Miami,) and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Writer, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) about their Golden-Globe-winning films.

    About Judas and the Black Messiah: Bill O’Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

    About United States vs Billie Holiday: Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

    About One Night in Miami: A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

    About Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom: During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable “Mother of the Blues”.

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