"BlacKkKlansman" wins Grand Prix at Cannes


Spike Lee’s "BlacKkKlansman" has won the Grand Prix at Cannes Film Festival.

The film stars Jasper Pääkkönen, Adam Driver (Star Wars, Silence), and Topher Grace (Traffic), and is produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.  It will be released in cinemas in August.

Synopsis: From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.