Entertainment Charlottesville Theater Posts Content Warning For 'BlacKkKlansman' Viewers

02:50  11 august  2018
02:50  11 august  2018 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Reviews Box Office Heat Vision Roundtables AFCI Global Directory. Charlottesville Theater Posts Content Warning For ' BlacKkKlansman ' Viewers . 3:46 PM PDT 8/10/2018 by Omar Sanchez. FACEBOOK.

Skip to Related Content . As Lee tells Yahoo Entertainment, Charlottesville happened before he started filming BlacKkKlansman , but the events of Aug. BlacKkKlansman opens in theaters on Aug.

BlacKkKlansman holds nothing back.

Today, the true story of a Colorado cop infiltrating the KKK, BlacKkKlansman, hits theaters. The opening of the film coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville riots that left one dead and several injured.

Filmmaker Spike Lee, who purposefully chose this weekend for the film's release for that very reason, includes an epilogue to the film with footage of the tragic events.

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Spike Lee's ' BlacKkKlansman ' to Hit Theaters in August, Timed to Charlottesville Anniversary.

Peter Cvjetanovic (C) along with Neo Nazis, Alt-Right and White Supremacists in Charlottesville , Virginia., Aug.11, 2017.Samuel Corum / Getty Images. It is in that version of America, not the supposedly post -racial Obama's America, that " BlacKkKlansman " opens.

Due to the graphic nature and power of those images, the Alamo Drafthouse in Charlottesville decided to address the epilogue prior to customers purchasing their tickets. John David Washington wearing a costume© Provided by The Hollywood Reporter On Aug. 7, a Reddit user posted a picture of a sign warning moviegoers about what they were about to see.

"The final minutes of BlacKkKlansman feature a powerful epilogue that could be disturbing or difficult to watch for many viewers in Charlottesville," the sign reads.

Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Alamo Drafthouse, not Focus Features, which is distributing the film, spearheaded the initiative.

"BlacKkKlansman is an incredible and timely film by one of the great filmmakers of our time, and we encourage everyone to see it. This decision was made by the Charlottesville theater team to run an advisory given that the nature of the epilogue, while powerful and very effective, could be exceptionally difficult and deeply personal for many viewers in our community. This is not running at any other theaters across the country," an Alamo Drafthouse spokesperson said in a statement to THR.

I work at a theater in Charlottesville from r/movies

'BlacKkKlansman': How black detective Ron Stallworth infiltrated the Colorado Klan .
Stallworth, the subject of a new Spike Lee movie, even struck up a friendship with then-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.“For more information,” the ad said, “contact P.O. Box 4771, Security, Colorado.

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