2021 Sundance Film Festival presented nationally by Acura, SundanceTV, Chase Sapphire, & Adobe
2021 Sundance Film Festival presented in Tulsa by the Cherokee Nation Film Office and FC Tulsa

TULSA OKLAHOMA – The nonprofit Sundance Institute and nonprofit Circle Cinema announced today that the world premiere film Judas and the Black Messiah will be added to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup in Tulsa. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28- February 2, 2021. Circle Cinema is the official Satellite Screen for Oklahoma.

The film will screen Monday February 1 at Admiral Twin Drive-In and Circle Cinema. The Admiral Twin screening will be part of a 6pm double feature following Life in a Day 2020. Judas and the Black Messiah will also be presented at 8pm as a stand-alone film on Admiral Twin’s second screen and in-theatre at Circle Cinema. Tickets and more information are available now at

Guests may enjoy the film safely from the comfort of their own vehicles at Admiral Twin, and under COVID-19 protocols at Circle Cinema that have been approved by the Tulsa Health Department as meeting CDC guidelines.

About the film: Judas and the Black Messiah / U.S.A. (Director: Shaka King, Screenwriters: Will Berson, Shaka King, Producers: Ryan Coogler, Charles D. King, Shaka King) — FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther party when J. Edgar Hoover fears charismatic leader Chairman Fred Hampton will emerge as a Black Messiah. O’Neal lives in fear of discovery and cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal.
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Lil Rel Howery, Martin Sheen. World Premiere

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The 2021 Sundance Film Festival is presented nationally by Acura, Sundance TV, Chase Sapphire, and Adobe.

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival is presented in Tulsa by the Cherokee Nation Film Office and FC Tulsa.

About Circle Cinema: Circle Cinema is Tulsa’s oldest-standing movie theatre that originally opened in 1928 and now operates as Tulsa’s only independent, non-profit art house theatre. Through select features and programs, Circle Cinema seeks to entertain and enlighten guests while promoting community consciousness through film.

After being closed for the majority of the year, Circle Cinema has reopened with COVID-19 safety protocols in place including requiring masks at all times while in the building, reducing auditorium seating by 75% to allow for social distancing and assigned seating, separating payment transactions from concession pick-ups, eliminating self-serve concession options, sanitizing surface areas in the auditoriums and lobby between films, offering hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, and enhancing its HVAC air filtration and circulating fresh air supply in auditoriums.