BlacKkKlansman is an American biographical comedy-drama film, directed by Spike Lee. Based on Ron Stallworth’s memoir, Black Klansman, the film focuses on the actions of the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs police department in the 1970s, as he attempts to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan.
1. The film premiered at Cannes Film Festival, competing for the Palme d’Or and winning the Grand Prix.
2. The film is based on a true story.
3. Its theatrical release date coincided with the one-year anniversary of the white supremacist Unite the Right rally.
4. It stars John David Washington as Ron Stallworth and Adam Driver as Detective Flip Zimmerman.
5. It grossed $10,845,330 in its opening weekend.