Spike Lee Bashes 'Motherf**ker' Donald Trump at Cannes Film Festival

Sergio Cunningham
May 15, 2018

"Mrs. Bro said, 'Spike, I give you permission to put that in'".

Lars von Trier's serial-killer hell: Another fiery filmmaker is presenting controversial new work at Cannes 2018, but to far less acclaim than Spike Lee.

He enlists the help of white colleague Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) who poses as Ron in any face-to-face meetings with members of the group.

This is no mere buddy cop movie, it is based on the real-life story of an undercover operation in late 1970s, but with some serious laughs.

"That motherf**ker was given a chance to say We're about love and not hate, and that motherf**ker did not denounce the motherf**king Klan, the alt-right, and those Nazi motherf**kers", an emotional Lee said at the beginning of a press conference for his new film.

BlacKkKlansman received a massive ten-minute long standing ovation after its premiere at Cannes last night, and social media was abuzz with adulations for Lee from those who got to see it.

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View the discussion thread. "He has to get a white police officer to play him, and that's Adam Driver".

The scene in question, a documentary montage of the Charlottesville rally and counterprotest, includes footage of the death of activist Heather Heyer. Lee wouldn't be led to a discussion of his previous remarks regarding Quentin Tarantino on the subject, but said, "Words can be hateful". "So this film to me is a wake-up call", he added. The president should have said, Lee insisted, "that we're better than that". "I know in my heart - I don't what the critics say or anybody else - we are on the right side of history with this film".

The crowd stood up and roared with appreciation for six straight minutes as the credits rolled on Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, which premiered at Cannes on Monday. "I wanted the hate to be verbalised".

"We have a guy in the White House, I'm not gonna say his fucking name", speaking on the 2017 Charlottesville protest where there were 3 tragic fatalities.

Both BlacKkKlansman and Pope Francis will be released by Focus Features, the former on August 10, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville riots.

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