Stars come out to see Spike Lee’s new film ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Spike Lee showed off his film “BlacKkKlansman” on Monday at Fort Greene’s BAM Harvey Theater — where Denzel Washington arrived to see his son John David Washington in the starring role as real-life cop Ron Stallworth.
Stallworth, who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, told Page Six that the film’s “timing has been perfect.”
“Racism is alive and well,” he told us. “When it rears its ugly head, we have to be willing to do what we have to do in order to stamp it down and keep it down. Don’t be afraid to talk about it, and don’t be afraid to address it and the people who are creating the problem.”
He noted that Grand Wizard David Duke — with whom he spoke during his undercover operation — “was a joke then, he’s a caricature of himself now and quite frankly, very sad and very pitiful.”
Lee told us: “We gotta find common ground, mobilize, make coalitions, progressive people thinking, no matter who you are,” adding, “let’s put America first.”
An after-party raged till after midnight with Lee jumping in the DJ booth to close out the bash.
Also at the screening were Harry Belafonte, Tiffany Haddish, David Byrne, John Turturro, Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski and producers Jason Blum and Shaun Redick.
On Sunday, we hear Alec Baldwin — who has a cameo in the film that also stars Adam Driver and Topher Grace — will be at a “BlacKkKlansman” screening in East Hampton, along with Lorne Michaels, Steve Tisch, Len Blavatnik, Mickey Drexler, Bobbi Brown and others, followed by a VIP dinner.
There’s an advance screening of the hot movie at the Alamo in Brooklyn next Wednesday.
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