Trailer

BlacKkKlansman

Runtime
2hrs 15mins
Directed by
Spike Lee
Featuring
John David Washington,
Adam Driver,
Topher Grace
Body

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 (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 (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 (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of 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 OutBlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world.

Reviews
Review Text

Spike Lee's hellraiser about a black cop who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s is also an incendiary indictment of our current Trump moment and one of the best films of the year.

Review Author
Peter Travers
Review Publication
Rolling Stone
Review Text

One of the director's strongest yet most entertaining works in years.

Review Author
Ty Burr
Review Publication
Boston Globe
Review Text

BlacKkKlansman uses history to illustrate how we're repeating it.

Review Author
Inkoo Kang
Review Publication
Slate

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