Play

BlacKkKlansman + short film Wild + dj-set U-nique (BLM) + spoken word by Elten Kiene | Sold out

Retelling the true story of an African-American police officer who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, Spike Lee's incendiary biopic fires on all cylinders.

Time & Tickets

It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with scepticism and open hostility by the department’s rank and file. Undaunted, Stallworth resolves to make a name for himself and a difference in his community. He bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

Posing on the phone as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. With the undercover investigation growing ever more complex, Stallworth’s Jewish colleague, Flip Zimmerman, poses as Ron in face-to-face meetings with members of the hate group, gaining insider’s knowledge of a deadly plot.

Director Spike Lee (DO THE RIGHT THING) and producer Jordan Peele (US) turn actual events into a stylish and provocative movie that reminds us of a simple truth: history always repeats itself. The film connects various situations that Stallworth was involved in during the 1970s to current events in the United States, creating an interesting synthesis between racism in the past and the way it has persisted.


Programme:

19.30hrs:
Festival site & bar opens + dj-set U-nique (Black Lives Matter Maastricht)
20:45hrs:
Performance spoken word artist Elten Kiene
21.00hrs:
Short film: Wild
21:20hrs:
Main film: BlacKkKlansman
00:00hrs:
Festival site + bar closes


Spoken word-artiest Elten Kiene

Elten Kiene is a spoken word-artiest, presentater, organizer en workshop teacher. Hij is the founder van SPRAZZZ, co-founder and organizer of the platform Woorden Worden Zinnen and was part of the hip-hop collective Brandwerk.


Wild
Jan Verdijk, The Netherlands 2018, 7 min.
Dark comedy about a family that is on holiday in Limburg. The husband's irritating behaviour gets on the wife's nerves to such an extent that she leaves with her son. The husband gets into trouble when he encounters two hunters. Winner of the Méliès d'Or 2019.

Spike Lee, USA, 2018, 135 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Adam Driver, John David Washington, Topher Grace, Alec Baldwin, Laura Harrier.
Blac Kk Klansman Ps 1 Jpg Sd Low © 2018 Focus Features Llc All Rights Reserved 2886 1530799698