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Released 2018
Distributor Focus Features

One of Spike Lee’s most audacious films is actually based on a true story; the infiltration of the Ku Klux Klan by an African-American police officer named Ron Stallworth. John David Washington plays the persevering Stallworth—the Oscar-winning screenplay was written by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Lee.

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About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from birth, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Back in the day Allan was directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting, St. Elsewhere, Fame, A Series of Unfortunate Events and TV Movies like Elvis Meets Nixon and Shake Rattle & Rock as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He used to have a lost film, Get Crazy, but Kino/Lorber found it in time for Christmas 2021. His day job is teaching Film production & history at the AFI.

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