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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 7 – Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 7 – Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman

With only Do the Right Thing (1989) and Jungle Fever (1991) as competition entries, it’s been a long time coming for number three to appear. To be launched in August domestically, the Cannes comp certainly will add a lot more clout for the release of BlacKkKlansman which stars John David Washington as an African American detective in Colorado Springs, Colorado infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and eventually becomes the head of the chapter.

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13 critics caught the film early evening giving it an average of 3.1, with awards buzz to boot.

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2018 Cannes Critics' Panel: Day 7 - Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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