The Artistic Director of Tisch's Graduate Film Department, Professor Spike Lee, took home the prestigious Grand Prix award at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his feature, BlacKkKlansman. The film also received the Ecumenical Jury Special Mention at the festival.
BlacKkKlansman is based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black Colorado Springs police officer who went undercover in the late 1970s to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. The film has been praised by critics, receiving a 100% rating from Top Critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
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