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Could Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Be The ‘Get Out’ Of The Summer?

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The jury may still be out at the Cannes Film Festival, but fans and critics alike are already calling Spike Lee’s newest flick BlacKkKlansman a winner.

Lee debuted his racially driven dramedy on Monday at the Cannes Film Festival and is in the running for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest honor.

(L-R) Damaris Lewis, Jasper Paakkonen, John David Washington, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace, director Spike Lee, Adam Driver and Corey Hawkins attend the screening of “Blackkklansman” during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France. 

Winners won’t be announced until the end of the festival, but in the meantime Lee is not only the talk of Cannes but all of Twitter. After its premiere, the Do The Right Thing director reportedly received a 10-minute standing ovation and received rave reviews from folks on social media.

On Monday Lee also debuted the flick’s first trailer. Now the big question is: Will it get the same type of love once it hits theaters this summer? And will fans regard it with the same esteem they have for Jordan Peele’s Get Out?

Peele is producing the flick alongside Lee, and like Get Out, BlacKkKlansman tackles the subject of racism but in a very unconventional way, aided by the kind of dark humor not often seen in such features.

Peep the trailer and synopsis below. We can only imagine that folks still reeling from Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America” and yearning for more woke imagery will be sparking spirited conversation and going to the theaters in droves once BlacKkKlansman hits theaters August 10.

BlacKkKlansman tells the true story of detective Ron Stallworth (played by Denzel Washington’s son, John David Washington) who infiltrated a Colorado chapter of the KKK in 1978. With the help of detective Flip (played by Adam Driver), he was able to expose  KKK leader David Duke (Topher Grace) and sabotage several malicious activities the notorious hate group planned to execute.

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