• Spike Lee Ignites Cannes With ‘BlacKkKlansman' , While Lars Von Trier's Return Sparks Walkouts In A Wild Monday

    5 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Leave it to Spike Lee and Lars Von Trier to wake up a festival that lacked fireworks, that is until Monday night's unusual dueling premieres set festgoers off in all directions.
    The big news was Lee's return to the Palme d'Or competition for the first time in decades with about an 8 minute standing ovation after the World Premiere of his BlacKkKlansman in the early slot Monday evening. The Focus Features August 10th release is a rather...
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  • Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' brings Cannes Festival audience to their feet with commentary on Trump's America

    5 monthes ago - By Los Angeles Times

    Standing ovations at the Cannes Film Festival are no rarity - the audiences at the black-tie gala screenings have gained a reputation for being generous. But when the credits start to roll at the Auditorium Louis Lumière, differentiating between obligatory and genuine enthusiasm is easier than...
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