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Blackk-Klansman lays bare race issues

This comedy drama based on a true story, follows the successful attempt by a black detective officer to join a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s.

Seeking to prove himself to his superiors, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) tasks himself with a mission of infiltrating the KKK. In order to succeed, he forms friendship with a white officer Zimmerman (Adam Driver) to help him infiltrate and expose members of the notoriously violent and racist Ku Klux Klan.

Stallworth has to deal with a hostile environment at his police station as he seeks to undermine the planned activities of the Ku Klux Klan.

Strong on the thought-provoking issue of race relations that continues to plague America, the film provides an eye-opener to the ills of society. Critics have heaped praise on the performances of Driver and Washington.

Directed by Spike Lee, the film casts Washington (Ballers), Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Logan Lucky), Ryan Eggold (The Blacklist), Christopher John (Interstellar, Predators, Spider-Man 3) and Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

BlackkKlansman premieres this Friday at Century Cinemax, Acacia mall.     

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