Check Out the First Trailer For Jordan Peele's "Blackkklansman"

  • Check Out the First Trailer For Jordan Peele's

Check Out the First Trailer For Jordan Peele's "Blackkklansman"

"And that motherf-er did not denounce the motherf-ing Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazis motherf-ers".

Trump said there was blame on both sides for the violence that broke out between white supremacists and counter-protesters.

Said Lee: "It was a defining moment and he could have said to the United States and the world that we're better than that".

It just premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where the audience gave it a six-minute standing ovation. It stars John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Jasper Pääkkönen, Robert John Burke, Corey Hawkins, and Ryan Eggold.

Lee, who was shooting the film when white nationalists clashed with anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville in August 2017, used footage of Heyer's killing in the film.

The final image is an upside-down American flag that fades to black and white.

Focus Features will release the film in August, on the anniversary of Charlottesville.

Lee said he reached out to the mother of Heather Heyer, who died during the unrest in Charlottesville, to get her permission to use the footage.

"Right before I started, we had a baby", Grace said. "And that motherf-ker did not denounce the motherfucking Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazis motherf-kers", Lee said in a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump's response to the Charlottesville, Virginia protest past year that left activist Heather Heyer dead. "I was not gonna put that murder scene in the film without her blessing", Lee explained.

Mr Lee called Charlottesville an "ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on America", but he also repeatedly stressed to the worldwide Cannes media that the racism depicted in BlacKkKlansman is not unique to the United States.

"This right-wing (expletive) is not just America". It's all over the world. In addition to Lee's directorial efforts the movie was produced by Jordan Peele, who is still riding high off of the success of Get Out, as well as the announcement of his next film Us. We can't be silent.

The Ku Klux Klan membership identification card awarded Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs Police detective, upon his acceptance into the white supremacist hate group in January 1979. I go to bed thinking about it.

During the BlacKkKlansman press conference, Lee also discussed the rise of Right-wing nationalism and called on all people to speak up. "I know it in my heart", said Lee.