Spike Lee has done it again and how the timing is so perfect!
Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier this film shows the truth and the reality of where we are as a nation. At the Live Q and A with Mr Lee, he mentioned the harsh fact of the alt-right rising up.
As I write this review, I’m reminded of the horror and the humour and how cleaver both Jordan Peele and Spike Lee worked together both of their personalities came through in this beautiful exchange.
So what’s the film all about?
Spike Lee delivers on this extraordinary true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who is also the fantastic Denzel Washington’s son becomes first African-American cop to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Division. Keen to do well on the job and make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a suicide mission he literally goes and joins to expose the Ku Klux Klan. Recruiting his colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), onto the investigation together, take down the extremist hate group. Produced by the incredible Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele, this film is exceptional
The film is hugely relevant and sadly very timely falling on the year anniversary of Charlottesville a racist riot lead by the KKK and other hate groups that took place last year in the USA.
The movie is current even though set in the 70’s the beautiful black visuals are sprinkled with melanin magic. The visuals showed proud black people with beautiful Afros seeking equality by any means, and today it just has not changed. Spike excellently flips between intense scenes of black and white people showing a clear divide, but we are united by Adam Driver and John David who make a great team infiltrating the “organisation” together their relationship is what we need today both so different but work so well together.
Be prepared to be taken on a roller coaster of emotions because this film is not for the faint. Some may be saddened by the images while others feel a sense of normalisation which is sad in itself. However, the hardest part about watching the film is knowing it’s not actually over we are still living in a hateful world with hateful people and Spike transitions the movie into modern day beautifully and does this with the use of a brilliant dolly shot at the end of the film it’s the perfect segway.
All the actors did their part, and when meeting with Spike Lee, he spoke about the rise of the alt-right globally and the importance of getting out and voting.
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Check out a few snaps from the preview show!
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