BLACKkKLANSMAN Q&A With Spike Lee, Jason Blum and Cast

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Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

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On Saturday January 12th at 2:15 PM PST, filmmakers Spike Lee and Jason Blum and cast members John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Corey Hawkins sat down for a live Q & A and discussed the backstory and the genesis of their film BLACKkKLANSMAN. This is a video of that 40 Minute Live Q & A, courtesy of Focus Features, and is moderated by Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley.

Synopsis of BLACKkKLANSMAN
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award®-winning Get Out.

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Credits

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IN ALL CATEGORIES

BEST PICTURE
PRODUCED BY SEAN MCKITTRICK, JASON BLUM, RAYMOND MANSFIELD, SHAUN REDICK, JORDAN PEELE, SPIKE LEE

BEST DIRECTOR
SPIKE LEE

BEST ACTOR
JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
ADAM DRIVER
TOPHER GRACE
COREY HAWKINS
JASPER PÄÄKKÖNEN
HARRY BELAFONTE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
LAURA HARRIER

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
CHARLIE WACHTEL & DAVID RABINOWITZ
AND KEVIN WILLMOTT & SPIKE LEE
BASED ON THE BOOK BY RON STALLWORTH

BEST FILM EDITING
BARRY ALEXANDER BROWN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
CHAYSE IRVIN, CSC

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
CURT BEECH, PRODUCTION DESIGNER
CATHY T. MARSHALL, SET DECORATOR

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
MARCI RODGERS

BEST SOUND MIXING
DREW KUNIN, PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER
TOM FLEISCHMAN, CAS, RE-RECORDING MIXER

BEST SOUND EDITING
PHILIP STOCKTON, SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
MARTHA MELENDEZ, MAKEUP DEPARTMENT HEAD
LAWANDA PIERRE-WESTON, HAIR DEPARTMENT HEAD

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
TERENCE BLANCHARD

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