Adam Driver, John David Washington in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman."
Photo courtesty of the Cannes Film Festival
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In a passionate, expletive-ridden monologue at the Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee lambasted Donald Trump for the U.S. president's response to last year's violent white supremacist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lee spoke to reporters Tuesday after his "BlacKkKlansman" premiered Monday at Cannes to a rousing standing ovation.Focus Features will release the film in August, on the year anniversary of Charlottesville. Having already wrapped the film, Lee added the Charlottesville coda after last summer's unrest.Lee called Charlottesville an "ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on America," but he also repeatedly stressed to Cannes' international media that the racism depicted in "BlacKkKlansman" isn't unique to the United States.
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