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Watch new trailer for Spike Lee's film 'BlacKkKlansman'

Watch new trailer for Spike Lee's film 'BlacKkKlansman'

After screening at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it's a strong contender for competition of the Palme d'Or, the first trailer for writer-director Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman has now arrived for your viewing pleasure.

The film is the true story of how African-American police officer Ron Stallworth successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in 1978 Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Investigating the organization while undercover, Stallworth eventually climbed the ranks of the local chapter to become one of its leading members, sending a white officer in his place for in-person meetings when necessary. And based on some early reactions from Cannes, it just might be.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter. It's one of these pieces of reality that nearly plays like social satire. 'BLACKkKLANSMAN', which pairs Lee with Jordan Peele, has been gaining attention for its interesting story plot.

It's Lee's first traditional feature film since 2015's Chi-Raq, having directed theater/cinema hybrids Rodney King and Pass Over since.

"BlacKkKlansman is a nuanced story of race in America, but Lee doesn't take any chances with vagueness or ellipses, nor should he". He also remade his 1986 comedy She's Gotta Have It as a Netflix series in 2017. Following the film's successful debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the BlacKkKlansman trailer promises to be one of the controversial director's most talked about movie in years.

BlacKkKlansman is due to be released in United Kingdom cinemas on August 24.

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