Spike Lee and Jordan Peele's BlacKkKlansman trailer is twistedly amusing

Spike Lee and Jordan Peele's BlacKkKlansman trailer is twistedly amusing

Spike Lee has heavily criticised Donald Trump for his response to the violent events that took place at the white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia a year ago, which the director described as a "blemish on America".

Actors Laura Harrier, from left, Topher Grace, and director Spike Lee pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "BlacKkKlansman" at the 71st global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 14, 2018.

BlacKkKlansman was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

The film ends with footage of last year's Charlottesville Nazi March, the resulting killing of Heather Heyer, and Trump's reaction. Susan Bro lost her daughter.

Variety's Peter Debruge said, "Lee's latest is as much a compelling black empowerment story as it is an electrifying commentary on the problems of African-American representation across more than a century of cinema". "And I like to say this is not just something that pertains to the United States of America, this bulls- has gone over the world".

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"I was not going to put that murder scene in the film without her blessing", he said, according to the AP. "It was a defining moment, and he could have said to the world, not just the United States, that we were better than that".

Speaking about the film with The Hollywood Reporter recently, Lee explained that the project was first brought to him by Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele, and he was immediately intrigued by the narrative due to the social and political climate in the U.S.at the time, especially with the Unite the Right rally occurring in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. We can't be silent.

Lee said he makes no apology for putting hateful language in his film, because that's what KKK members and their supporters use. We're not Black, white and brown, it's everybody.

"That's what this film is about and I know in my heart, I don't care what the critics say or anybody else, we are on the right side of history with this film".

The film is set to release on August 10, 2018 and the release will collide with one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots which saw one woman die after a auto drove into a crowd during a clash between white nationalists and anti-fascist protestors.

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