BlacKkKlansman

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Directed by Spike Lee
2018
USA
128 minutes
15+
Straight from the Cannes Competition, Spike Lee’s inventive, funny and angry BlacKkKlansman tells the remarkable true story of an African-American cop who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan.

In the late ’70s Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, Ballers) becomes Colorado Spring’s first African-American police officer. On a whim, rookie Stallworth calls a number in a newspaper advertisement for the Ku Klux Klan and soon enough makes arrangements for a meeting. He gets fellow cop Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver, Paterson, SFF 2016; Girls) to attend the meeting. Over the coming months, Stallworth conducts the investigation on the phone, while Zimmerman does all the personal interactions with the Klan members. All the while, the two cops know that they are taking a huge risk with the hateful, gun-wielding and potentially violent Klansmen. Lee is in top form as he ratchets up the tension. While BlacKkKlansman plays as a highly entertaining cop thriller, Lee also finds room for humour and romance. He pays homage to Blaxploitation films, while referencing the impact of cinema on race relations from The Birth of a Nation to Tarzan to Gone with the Wind. It all comes together in a wildly entertaining package with serious punch. As an early title in the film says: “This joint is based on some fo’ real, fo’ real shit.” 

Spike Lee’s debut She’s Gotta Have It (1986) launched a successful career and enabled him to start his own production company. Lee has received two Academy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards, with his most celebrated titles including Do the Right Thing (1989), Jungle Fever (1991), When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006) and Inside Man (2006).

Party: After the screening on Saturday 16 June head to the Hub for the free party, Spike's Juke Joint, starting at 8.30pm

Flexipasses are not valid for Back by Popular Demand sessions Monday 18 June to Wednesday 20 June.

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BlacKkKlansman

State Theatre
Sat 16 June
6pm—8:08pm
Past Event Cancel

BlacKkKlansman

State Theatre
Sun 17 June
12:15pm—2:23pm
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BlacKkKlansman

Dendy Newtown
Wed 20 June
8:15pm—10:23pm
Past Event Cancel
Year
2018
Classification
15+
Country
USA
Language
In English
Director
Spike Lee
Producer
Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele, Shaun Redick
Cast
John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace
Screenwriter
Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott
Cinematographer
Chayse Irvin, CSC
Company Credits
Distributor: Universal Pictures International
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