is this week's @time
cover story, ✏ by @rembert
📸 by 👩🏿🎨 @carriemaeweems.
Spike's new film @blackkklansman
is receiving rave reviews by critics and audiences. It opens today - let's show up at the box office this weekend! (Swipe ⬅️ to see trailer.)
VIA www.Time.com: @officialspikelee
, under a hat that reads BLACKA, with each A replaced by a Klansman’s triangular white hood, is a subversive walking advertisement for both #SpikeLee
and his new film, @blackkklansman
, out Aug. 10. Based on the early-1970s true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective to work for the Colorado Springs police department, the film centers on Stallworth (played by John David Washington @johndavidwashington
) and a veteran Jewish cop (played by Adam Driver) as they find a unique, and risky, way to infiltrate the #KuKluxKlan
which came to Lee by way of @jordanpeele
, a producer on the film, is Lee’s most critically heralded and accessible effort in over a decade. The film represents another opportunity for one of society’s most distinctive voices to make a statement at a time when America’s politics on race and identity are at their most fractured in a generation, writes @rembert
, the author of this week’s cover story. The film is also being released on the anniversary of a white-supremacist rally in #Charlottesville
, Va., and a counterprotest that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, after a Nazi supporter drove a car into the protesters. Footage from Charlottesville serves as the film’s coda, a necessary gut punch both for those who internalized the film as another dark reminder of our country’s history and those who wrongfully spent two hours treating it as a buddy-cop comedy. The timeliness of the film—and its early acclaim—has prompted many people to declare that Spike Lee is back. (Did he ever leave?) Read the full story on TIME.com.
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