Director: Spike Lee
Section: World Cinema
Country: USA | Year: 2018
Language(s): English | Time: 135 mins
It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth 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.
American director, writer and producer, Spike Lee has created an iconic body of storytelling during his career with such films as Do the Right Thing (1989), nominated at the Oscars for Best Screenplay, Mo’ Better Blues (1990), Jungle Fever (1991), selected in Cannes, Malcolm X (1992), Summer of Sam (1999), 25th Hour (2002), Inside Man (2006) and Chi-Raq (2015). BlacKkKlansman won the Jury Grand Prize in Cannes this year.