BlacKkKlansman Available on DVD
“The film represents another opportunity for one of society’s most distinctive voices to make a statement at a time when America’s politics on race and identity are at their most fractured in a generation.” Spike Lee – Oscar Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay for BlacKkKlansman.
This movie stars Actor/Director Denzel Washington's son, John David Washington, who plays the lead role – Ron Stallworth. The movie is based on the memoir by Ron Stallworth “Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime.”
From visionary filmmaker, Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero.
It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (played by actor John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (played by actor by Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (played by actor Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of a hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world
Watch the official trailer here:
Spike Lee – Director/Producer/Writer
Written by: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee
John David Washington – Detective Stallworth
Adam Driver – Flip Zimmerman
Laura Harrier – Patrice Dumas
Topher Grace – David Duke
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