Spike Lee’s ‘BLACKkKLANSMAN’ Has Arrived And Received A Standing Ovation At Cannes

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From visionary director Spike Lee comes the provocative story based on Ron Stallworth’s real life as Colorado Springs’s first African-American police officer who went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.  Unbelievably, Detective Stallworth (John David Washington) and his partner Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) penetrate the KKK at its highest levels to thwart its attempt to take over the city.  Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, Spike Lee uses his trademark take-no-prisoner style and humor to tell this story often missing from the history books.

According to Variety, BLACKkKLANSMAN received a six-minute standing ovation at Cannes. This is one of the most talked about films at the international film festival, which has had a bit of a slow year this year. Focus Features dropped the trailer today and we can see why this film has everyone talking.

Director: Spike Lee
Cast: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier and Topher Grace
Producer: Sean McKittrick, Raymond Mansfield, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee, and Shaun Redick

Focus Features will release BLACKkKLANSMAN on August 10, 2018

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