Lee digs deep to create a classic

BlacKkKlansman is a funny, furious telling of the true story of black police detective Ron Stallworth and his partner Flip Zimmerman investigating the local chapter of the KKK in Colorado Springs in the early 1970s

26th August, 2018
Adam Driver and John David Washington in BlacKkKlansman

A century ago, at the dawn of popular cinema, DW Griffith told the story of the origins of the white supremacist organisation known as the Ku Klux Klan in The Birth of a Nation, a notorious film whose racist depictions of black Americans as semi-feral rapists and murderers and the white-robed KKK as a heroic vigilante police force was the blockbuster of its day. Now Spike Lee – black America’s pre-eminent filmmaker – tells the...

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