Blackkklansman

Blackkklansman

DVD - 2018
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Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2018]
Branch Call Number: DVD BLACKKK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Language Note: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned; descriptive audio

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MT60
May 22, 2019

Powerful, well-constructed movie. The bonus material featuring the real Ron Stallworth was an unexpected treat.

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Claire_Anne
May 19, 2019

Absolutely riveting! Skillfully combined comedy with a serious subject matter. Adam Driver was just the best! If you haven't seen this movie yet, run, run, run to see it!

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misatim
May 19, 2019

I wish they would have shown the "real photo" of the real police officer with Duke tee hee well acted and of course the great Mr. Lee

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Courier2003
May 13, 2019

Adam Driver should have won an Academy Award for best supporting actor. He played a role on both sides of this racial movie. It's just awful there is so much hate generated by the KKK and White Supremacists against Jews and blacks.

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DowntownTeriBrown
May 06, 2019

A great story portrayed on film... if you're looking for the real life story that this interpretation is representing, by all means please research the real life story of Ron Stallworth, who wrote the book about the subject matter that the film is portraying. "Although this motion picture is based on a true story, some of the material has been fictionalized." It's a movie. This scares people who would love others to not even know about Ron Stallworth.

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smatte
Apr 17, 2019

At turns harrowing and hilarious, this movie highlights the glacial pace the normalization of race relations continues to take in the U.S. Spike Lee's art may be a bit hyperbolic and ironic at times, but his lens is unique, his credibility is real, and his voice deserves to be heard, perhaps now more than ever.

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Punnoval
Apr 11, 2019

When I retrieved this item from the library, I had no idea of what the premise was. Since Jordan Peele was involved, I thought it would be about a black man who joins the Klan for two reasons - he hates other blacks and wants to get ahead in white America. Sorree! This is a Spike Lee joint (my bad!) - which means he takes serious topics and trivializes them. The very idea of using two people to impersonate one and infiltrate an organization long past it's prime is sub-moronic.
I guess Lee wanted to capitalize on the Charlottesville rally by a bunch of decrepit Klansters in order to show his black cred.

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doyoureadme
Apr 09, 2019

Yes, Spike Lee is heavy handed and not at all subtle. And the screenplay does play with the "facts" of the real story. However, this nation needs a brick dropped on its head in regard to racism, and this movie delivers. In contrast to Green Book, which aside from its misogynistic and homophobic slant, puts a stamp of heroism on a white man's friendship with a black artist (a friendship that in real life never happened, as verified by Don Shirley's son), Spike Lee's film isn't whitewashed, and was much more Oscar-worthy.

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milirick
Apr 07, 2019

Wow! Should have won best picture. It was a remarkable film so brilliantly witty and ironic.

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char1esd1cken5
Apr 02, 2019

I loved this. There's nothing subtle about Spike Lee and I like that about him, he makes movies about what he knows. Yes, the movie has some things added for extra dramatic effect, it's 'based' on a true story, that doesn't mean it's 100% accurate and that's okay, he's not the first or the last director to do this. The scenes at the end of the movie made me cry. It really hit home that the world we live in today is not much different to that of the 70's. We have made some progress but obviously have A LOT more to do.

We are all responsible citizens of this world and should call out racism, fascism, antisemitism, sexism etc when we see it happen, only then will the world truly change.

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b0RRowN0TbuY
Dec 04, 2018

b0RRowN0TbuY thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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reginator_22
Mar 10, 2019

Coarse Language: Racial epithets.

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reginator_22
Mar 10, 2019

Ron Stallworth: Hello, this is Ron Stallworth calling. Who am I speaking with?

David Duke: This is David Duke.

Ron Stallworth: The Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, *that* David Duke?

David Duke: The last time I checked. What can I do you for?

Ron Stallworth: Well, since you asked, I hate n***ers, I hate Jews. Spics and micks. Italians and chinks. But my mouth to God's ears, I really hate those black rats, and anyone else really that doesn't have pure white Aryan blood running through their veins!

David Duke: I'm happy to be talking to a true white American.

Ron Stallworth: God bless white America.

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