- 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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It’s the early 1970s and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. He soon recruits his colleague Flip Zimmerman into the investigation and together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group.
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BlacKkKlansman16 May 2018
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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