From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero.
It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) 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.
Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. He even cultivates a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace), who praises Ron’s commitment to the advancement of White America. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot. Together, Stallworth and Zimmerman team up to take down the organization whose real aim is to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world.
Official Trailer: BlacKkKlansman
John David Washington as Ron Stallworth
Adam Driver as Flip Zimmerman
Laura Harrier as Patrice Dumas
Topher Grace as David Duke
Spike Lee – Director/Producer/Writer
The Colorado College Black Student Union bands together to fight racism
Director Spike Lee gathers the cast
Director Spike Lee establishes the scene
Detective Stallworth (Washington) makes a call to the KKK
Director Spike Lee explains his vision to Adam Driver
Detectives Stallworth (Washington) and Zimmerman (Driver) prepare for the investigation
Detective Stallworth (Washington) surveys the situation
David Duke (Grace) speaks at a KKK meeting