In the early 1970s Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective at the Colorado Springs Police Department. His arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility from the department.
Undeterred, Ron sets out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
Posing as a white, 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 Ron enlists his colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to pose as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of hate group.
Together, Ron and Flip, 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 film 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.
“A blistering return to form for Spike Lee” – Mark Kermode, Observer ★★★★
“Funny, fast-paced and never loses its dramatic tension” Independent ★★★★
“Spike Lee is back on thunderclap form with BlacKkKlansman” – Standard ★★★★