CAST: John David Washington, Topher Grace, Adam Driver, Alec Baldwin DIRECTOR: Spike Lee
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It's the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
This is an angry film as well as a hugely entertaining one, and Lee has complete control over its shifting tone, minute by minute.Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
A remarkable blend of rage and humor makes BlacKkKlansman at once both a necessary and timeless experience. It will shock most, offend some, but most importantly will spark conversation among all.Matt Hoffman, Film School Rejects
BlacKkKlansman, is quintessential Spike Lee, impassioned and messy and vital as anything he's done in decades.Steve Pond, TheWrap