Spike Lee slams Trump at Cannes

Spike Lee slams Trump at Cannes”

We're getting our first look at Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman", an upcoming film about a black police officer in Colorado Springs who managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan. Over the phone, it's easy enough for Stallworth to set up his character, as he puts on his best white voice and tells chapter president David Duke, played by Topher Grace, how he hates everyone who doesn't have "pure white Aryan blood running through their veins". And that mother**ker did not denounce the mother**king Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazis mother**kers.

Lee did not use Mr. Trump's name during the monologue, instead calling him "that motherf***er".

Lee said, "We have a guy in the White House - I'm not gonna say his f***ing name - who defined that moment not just for Americans but the world, and that motherf***er was given the chance to say we are about love, not hate". Jordan Peele, who made his directorial debut a year ago with Get Out and walked away with a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his work, is also a producer on BlacKkKlansman.

After Lee finished production on "BlacKkKlansman", he added an ending with actual footage from Charlottesville and Trump's televised response. The film ends with an upside-down American flag that fades to black and white. The film will be released in August on the first anniversary of the Charlottesville conflict.

Having already wrapped the film, Lee added the Charlottesville coda after the unrest in the American summer of a year ago.

He called the film a "wake-up call" and said, "We are on the right side of history with this film". "I was not gonna put that murder scene in the film without her blessing", Lee explained.

Lee also noted that the racism depicted in his new film is not unique to the United States, but an issue that plagues the whole world.

'Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning 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'. It's all over the world. "And we have to wake up", said Lee. We can't be silent. "It's not a Black, white, or brown [problem], it's everybody", he said. We all live on this planet, and this guy in the White House has the nuclear code. Lee has frequently debuted films at Cannes, including Do the Right Thing in 1989.

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