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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.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.