BlacKkKlansman

  • 2018
  • US
  • 2h 8min
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin
  • UK release: 24 August 2018

In 1978, Ron Stallworth (Washington), the first black man to join the Colorado Springs police, goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan, with the help of fellow officer Flip (Driver). A stranger-than-fiction true story fusing buddy cop traditions with powerful recollections of cruelty, and anger at Trump’s America. Fascinating, funny and riveting.

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BlacKkKlansman

16 May 20184 stars

Cannes 2018: Spike Lee's latest 'joint' tells the stranger-than-fiction tale of a black cop infiltrating the KKK

Ron Stallworth was the first black man to join the Colorado Springs Police Department back in 1972. In October 1978 he was working in the intelligence team when he came across an advertisement in the newspaper seeking new members for the Ku Klux Klan.

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