Visionary director Spike Lee’s Cannes grand prix winner is a bitingly satirical film that tells the true story of a African-American detective’s mission to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. It’s the early 1970’s and in America the struggle for black civil rights rages on. When Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado, he’s met with an open hostility. Undaunted, Stallworth sets out on a mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. With the help of Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), Stallworth contacts the group and finds himself invited into their inner circle, cultivating a friendship with David Duke, the Klan’s Grand Wizard.
‘A black cop infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in Spike Lee’s fiery, fiercely funny takedown of institutional racism.’ - Adam Woodward, Little White Lies
‘BlacKkKlansman slips seamlessly from borderline-absurdist humour to all-too-real horror, conjuring an urgent blend of sociopolitical period satire and contemporary wake-up call.’ -Mark Kermode, The Guardian