BlacKkKlansman sees Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) become the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with open hostility.
Undaunted, Stallworth 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, even cultivating a relationship with the Klan’s Grand Wizard, David Duke (Topher Grace).
With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with the hate group. Together, they gain insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot.
BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant today. A rousing crime drama with stark moments of levity, Spike Lee’s latest was rapturously received at this year’s Cannes film festival.