The bizarre true-life story of African-American detective Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) and his elaborate scheme to infiltrate a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is one of director Spike Lee’s most mainstream films to date.
It’s also one of his best. Stallworth’s grand ruse involves gaining the confidence of Klan members via phone calls, while his partner (Adam Driver) acts as a physical go-between to gain intelligence on the white supremacist agenda. The sheer insanity of the plot makes for compelling viewing; Lee is all too aware of the absurdity of the premise and injects a liberal dose of humour throughout, deftly balancing the gravity of the Klan’s actions with the entertainment value, and ensuring the ever-present racial divide is at the forefront.
Release Date: December 5, 2018
Format: DVD, Blu-ray, 4K
Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier
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