|Fri 24 Aug||14:30, 17:30, 20:40|
|Sat 25 Aug||14:30, 17:30, 20:40|
|Sun 26 Aug||14:30, 17:20, 20:10|
|Mon 27 Aug||14:30, 17:30, 20:40|
|Tue 28 Aug||14:30, 17:30, 20:40|
|Wed 29 Aug||14:30, 17:30, 20:40|
|Thu 30 Aug||14:30, 20:50|
|Mon 3 Sept||Times TBC|
- Screenings before 16:00: £8.00 full / £5.00 concessions
- Screenings after 16:00: £10.00 full / £8.00 concessions
- Aged 24 or under? You can see any screening at any time for £5.00
Spike Lee makes a triumphant return to form with this furious and funny true-life tale of a black cop who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan.
John David Washington (the son of Lee regular Denzel Washington) stars as Ron Stallworth, the real-life black detective who went undercover in the late 70s in the Ku Klux Klan. Though he communicates with members on the phone (even managing to dupe the Grand Wizard, David Duke, played by a skin-crawlingly good Topher Grace), he sends his white, Jewish partner (Adam Driver) to 'stand in' for him at meetings and rallies.
Lee clearly sees in Stallworth's story a way to take a temperature read on Trump's America, tracing the lineage of the Black Power movement and the white supremacist hate groups of the 70s to their present-day counterparts: Black Lives Matter and the alt-right. Lee has made a film that is impossible to ignore - and we're sure he wouldn't want it any other way.
We have a Preview screening of BlacKkKlansman followed by a Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee on Mon 20 Aug at 18:20.