The red carpet premiere of what one the highly anticipated films of the summer BlacKkKlansman made its debut in New York City earlier this week. BGN journalist Lynnette Nicholas chatted with cast/crew and some of the stars that showed up on the red carpet to check out the film.
In case you haven’t heard of the movie here is a brief synopsis:
From visionary filmmaker, Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) 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. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.
Below is a playlist of BGN red carpet events and the first 8 videos are from the BlacKkKlansman red carpet! Interviews feature: John David Washington, Damaris Lewis, Tiffany Haddish, Ryan Eggold, Spike Lee, Danielle Brooks, Kevin Willmott and Bresha Webb.
BlacKkKlansman arrives in theaters August 10th.
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