Followed by a discussion with director Spike Lee
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
*BlacKkKlansman.* 2018. USA. Directed by Spike Lee. Courtesy of Focus Features

BlacKkKlansman. 2018. USA. Directed by Spike Lee. 136 min.

Inspired by Ron Stallworth’s memoir detailing his infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s, Spike Lee’s dazzling new pic is a biting commentary on American racial discourse then and now. Stallworth (John David Washington) arrives at the Colorado Springs Police Department as its first African American officer. Charismatic and sharp-tongued, he convinces his Jewish colleague Flip (Adam Driver) to help penetrate the heart of the KKK, earning the trust of, no less, its leader David Duke. While telling a story about the past, Lee has his sight on America today, which continues to fracture over racial injustice. Courtesy of Focus Features

This film accompanies The Contenders 2018.