Year – 2018
Decade – 2010s
Cinematographer – Chayse Irvin (imdb link) (official site)
Director – Spike Lee (imdb link)
Aspect Ratio – 2.39
Distributor – Focus Features; Universal
Genre – Drama; Period 1970s; Best Picture Nominee
Cameras – Panaflex Millennium XL2, Arricam Lite, Aaton Penelope, Arriflex SR3 (16mm)
Lenses – Spherical; Zeiss Super Speeds MKII, Zeiss Master Primes, Panavision Ultra and Super Speeds, Panavision PVintage
Format – 35mm; 16mm
Film Stocks – Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Kodak Vision3 500T 5219, Kodak Eastman Double-X Black & White Negative Film 5222 and 7222, Kodak Ektachrome 100D
Production info – 31 days of principal photography
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Based on the true story of Ron Stallworth, a black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1970s. The unlikely undercover mission began with Stallworth establishing phone contact posing as an interested new member, first with the local chapter and eventually with the organization’s “executive director” David Duke (played by Topher Grace). The sting ultimately became a two-man operation – with Stallworth (played by John David Washington) handling the phone calls and fellow detective Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) standing in for Stallworth for the face-to-face interactions.
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