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Harpur Cinema presents ‘BlacKkKlansman’ – Spike Lee – USA – 2018

Based on the protagonist’s memoir, the film relates how, in 1972, Colorado Springs’s first Black police officer and his Jewish partner succeeded in infiltrating the local Ku Klux Klan chapter. Combining his signature long-take tracking shots and tonal shifts with an impressive ensemble cast, Spike Lee questions the boundaries of group identity, and “efficiently conflates the struggles of the past and present into a powerful cinematic continuum” (The Guardian).  BlacKkKlansman seamlessly slips from broad comedy to blunt depiction of all-too-real horror, from Blaxploitation to Classical Hollywood cinema, and from urgent satire to furious and brilliant wake-up call.

Won: Cannes Film Festival, Jury Grand Prize – AFI Awards, Movie of the Year – Locarno International Film Festival, Audience Award

Nominated: 6 Academy Awards – 4 Golden Globes – 4 BAFTA Awards – Jerusalem Film Festival