One of Spike Lee's best films, winner of the 2018 Cannes Grand Jury Prize and the 2019 Oscar® for Best Adapted Screenplay, BLACKKKLANSMAN is a daring retelling of the stranger-than-fiction tale of Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first Black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department — and the first to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Teaming up with colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), Stallworth aims to take down the extremist hate group just as it is attempting to sanitize its violent rhetoric to better appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award®-winning GET OUT, BLACKKKLANSMAN offers an eerily resonant, unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America. DIR/SCR/PROD Spike Lee; SCR Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, from the memoir "Black Klansman" by Ron Stallworth; PROD Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele, Shaun Redick. U.S., 2018, color, 135 min. RATED R
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