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“Black Klansman”: True Story of Heroism on the Big Screen

Max Pulido

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The true and inspiring story of how Colorado Spring’s first African-American detective successfully infiltrated and brought down a KKK chapter is finally receiving a big screen debut on August 10th. The film is being directed by the astounding Spike Lee (Malcolm X, Jungle Fever) and produced by Jordan Peele (Get Out, Last O.G.). The cast includes John David Washington as the lead character Ron Stallworth, Adam Driver as fellow officer Flip Zimmerman, Laura Harrier as Patrice, and Topher Grace as the klan leader, David Duke. The movie is based on the true story of how Stallworth was able to infiltrate a klan chapter in 1978 after he saw them as a dangerous and potential threat to the public and his community. He realized this by uncovering a secret message for the klan in the paper. From that ad for the klan, Stallworth would embark on a dangerous but heroic venture of bringing down a klan chapter and bringing justice to the victimized individuals and groups that the inmoral klan have targeted.

I asked the Hamilton student body if they have heard about the movie, the true story behind it, and if they think something like this could happen today. I managed to find fellow students who were willing to respond to these questions honestly. One student, Olivia Knab (12), said that she has not heard of the movie nor its story. But after a quick synopsis she seemed interested in it. Another student, Marco Mendula (9), has heard about the movie and too said and appeared to be “interested in the movie and would like to see it”. Both students agreed that events dealt in the movie, “could be possible in our current day of age”. Although less likely to occur the threat is still eminent but will be counteracted by brave individuals who are willing to fight for what’s right, like Stallworth.

The movie is set to release in theatres on August 10th. Rotten Tomatoes have already given the film a 96%, showing it as a well criticized film. “Black Klansman” is being reviewed as one of the biggest and most influential films of this year. Ron Stallworth has praised the film for being able to accurately relay and present  his story. The film seems interesting and has a truly important message to send to our present generation.

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