- Spike Lee
- John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
- 128 min
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of a black cop who, with the help of a Jewish colleague, successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.
Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman tells the astonishingly true story of one of the riskiest undercover investigations in American history — an improbable early 1970s case, in which African-American police detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington, Denzel’s son) applied for and was ultimately granted membership to the Ku Klux Klan.
Posing as a racist extremist over the telephone, Stallworth infiltrates the KKK’s inner circle, even communicating with David Duke himself (played with poisonous relish by Topher Grace), but has his Jewish colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) pretend to be him for face-to-face meetings – and in so doing, illustrates the profound absurdities at the heart of the group’s hateful ethos.