The two film giants sat down to discuss their Academy Award nominated film, BlacKkKlansman, the power of film, and it’s ability to push past entertainment, reach the people and effect change.
“This is the type of film that can change how people think. This movie is so relevant with where we’re at in this country. We need more movies like this,” says Jordan Peele on BlacKkKlasman and how the power of cinema can push past entertainment.
BlaKkKlansman, directed by Lee and produced by Peele, is the incredible true story of an American hero, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who was the first black detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department, he set out on a dangerous mission to infiltrate and expose the extremist hate group the, Ku Klux Klan with the help of his colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver). In 1978, Stallworth infiltrated the hate group going undercover, and becoming a member. No, this isn’t a Dave Chappelle skit this really happened.
Spike Lee is finally having his Oscar Moment, BlacKkKlansman, received 6 Academy Award Nominations. Lee’s debut film, She’s Gotta Have It was released in 1986.
After more than 30 years, we’re raising our fist to say Power to Spike Lee who’s always brought Power to the People.