From Birth of a Nation to BlacKkKlansman: Hollywood’s complex relationship with the KKK | The Guardian Spike Lee’s latest film, about a black detective infiltrating the Klan, once again raises the issue of how seriously cinema should take the white supremacist group

Spike Lee’s latest film, about a black detective infiltrating the Klan, once again raises the issue of how seriously cinema should take the white supremacist group.

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With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee Sounds the Alarm About America’s Past and Present | The Atlantic The director’s newest film follows a policeman who successfully infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, but the story it tells is also very much about the U.S. today.

The director’s newest film follows a policeman who successfully infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, but the story it tells is also very much about the U.S. today.

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The Troubling Fate of a 1973 Film About the First Black Man in the C.I.A. | The New Yorker Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.

Ivan Dixon’s 1973 film, “The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” which is playing at Metrograph from Friday through Sunday (it’s also on DVD and streaming), is a political fiction, based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, about the first black man in the C.I.A.

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Get Hype for the BlackStar Film Fest With This New Trailer | Colorlines With just a month until the seventh annual celebration of Black cinematic excellence, the team behind the Philly-based festival has you covered with a full dose of #BlackGirlMagic.

With just a month until the seventh annual celebration of Black cinematic excellence, the team behind the Philly-based festival has you covered with a full dose of #BlackGirlMagic.

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Chloe And Halle Bailey Are More Than Alright | NPR It's a cliché, but it's true: Adults are always complaining about the next generation. Chloe and Halle Bailey have something to say about that.

It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Adults are always complaining about the next generation. Chloe and Halle Bailey have something to say about that.

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Tribeca Film Festival hosts screening and Q&A for ‘Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story’ | New York Amsterdam News Martin’s extrajudicial killing seemed to reopen a portal to history many had fought to shut tight—a time when the Klu Klux Klan routinely and with impunity killed Blacks in the South and across rural America in the 100 years from Reconstruction through the civil rights era.

Martin’s extrajudicial killing seemed to reopen a portal to history many had fought to shut tight—a time when the Klu Klux Klan routinely and with impunity killed Blacks in the South and across rural America in the 100 years from Reconstruction through the civil rights era.

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The jewels of Tribeca Film Fest, through April 28 | New York Amsterdam News One of the best short films we’ve ever seen about race in this country is the animated short, “The History of White People in America...”

One of the best short films we’ve ever seen about race in this country is the animated short, “The History of White People in America…”

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I Saw Myself in ‘A Wrinkle in Time.’ But I Had to Work Hard. | The New York Times It is still my favorite from childhood, but now, rather than contort myself into Meg, I am able to see how the novel’s play with time and space continues to influence me as an African-American writer.

It is still my favorite from childhood, but now, rather than contort myself into Meg, I am able to see how the novel’s play with time and space continues to influence me as an African-American writer.

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