Spike Lee has a lot to be proud of, especially with his new project BlacKkKlansman that just got a 10 minute standing ovation at it’s debut in Canne’s…
According to Hollywood Reporter:
The evening was poised to be dramatic if not redemptive given that Lee was famously overlooked for the Palme d’Or in 1989 for Do the Right Thing. The prize was awarded that year to Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape. Over the ensuing years, Lee has made no secret of his disappointment with that year’s jury president, Wim Wenders, whose film Pope Francis: A Man of His Word made a rousing debut at Cannes on Sunday night. Both BlacKkKlansman and Pope Francis will be released by Focus Features, the former on Aug. 10, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville riots. The audience broke out in applause a half-dozen times during the screening, fo
BlacKkKlansman, which centers on a black police officer (Washington) who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, marks Lee’s sixth time in Cannes’ official lineup. He also screened She’s Gotta Have It and Jungle Fever in competition, Girl 6 out of competition and Summer of Sam in Directors Fortnight.llowed by four minutes of applause during the credits and a six-minute standing ovation. Afterward, director Christopher Nolan, who was at the premeire, was spotted giving Lee a hug.
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