• ‘BlacKkKlansman' Fact-Check: Spike Lee's Film Stays Close to the ‘Crazy, Outrageous, Incredible True Story'

    4 monthes ago - By The Wrap

    (Spoiler warning: Go see Spike Lee's “BlacKkKlansman” before you read this. It's great.)
    The notion of a black man joining the Ku Klux Klan seems so absurd that Dave Chappelle's skit about a blind, African-American who dons KKK robs is one of the absurdist highlights of “Chappelle's Show.” But Colorado Springs Police Det. Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Klan in almost exactly the way portrayed in Spike Lee's totally engrossing new film, “BlacKkKlansman.”
    The film's marketers want to make sure no one mistakes Lee's drama for a satire. Posters for the film spell out explicitly that the movie...
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  • ‘BlacKkKlansman' Clips: John David Washington Prepares to Infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan

    ‘BlacKkKlansman' Clips: John David Washington Prepares to Infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan

    4 monthes ago - By Slash Film

    Alongside the giant shark swimming into theaters this weekend in the form of The Meg , director Spike Lee is coming back to the big screen with what many have called his best and most accessible film in over a decade ( though our own review finds the film to be a little clumsy while also enjoyable and outrageous).
    BlacKkKlansman follows the real life exploits of Ron Stallworth , the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. But that's not his crowning achievement. Stallworth set out to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s by going undercover...
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