Except that BlacKkKlansman is a true story, based on the book of the same name by Ron Stallworth, a former cop in Colorado Springs who, in 1979, really did infiltrate his local chapter of the KKK.
Spike Lee's latest film has just premiered in Cannes, and now we have our first look at the film, titled "BlacKkKlansman", courtesy of a just-released new trailer. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth mounts a unsafe mission to infiltrate and take down the Ku Klux Klan, enlisting the help of an experienced colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), to help him get inside the notorious hate group. Soon Zimmerman finds himself face-to-face with hooded figures, cross burnings, and shooting ranges filled with anti-black imagery.
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Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. "Doesn't that piss you off?" "Why you actin' like you ain't got skin in the game?"
BlacKkKlansman earned a rare 10-minute standing ovation at the festival.
Jordan Peele of Key & Peele and Get Out fame produced this movie, alongside Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, and Spike Lee himself. If the trailer is any indication, this looks like a prescient treatise on ignorance, through an exploitation lens that's equally hilarious and insightful.