At its Cannes debut yesterday BlacKkKlansman was met with a rapturous response and a 10-minute standing ovation, with many saying Spike Lee'smovie captures the zeitgeist, using a true story from the past to talk about modern race issues and the bigotry of the Trump era.
"I listened to a lot of his radio show, I watched "Donahue" - because he was on that a lot - and I read My Awakening, his autobiography, which is terrible", he siad.
"I was not going to put that murder scene in the film without her blessing", said Lee. "I was walking around the house doing my lines, and she was like, 'Hey, can you tone it down on the hate speech?'" It's set for commercial release in August - on the first anniversary of the deadly violence at a white-supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which a counter-protester was run down by a vehicle and killed. "We have to wake up and we can't be silent", an exhausted Lee told reporters.
"It was a defining moment and he could have said to the United States and the world that we're better than that", said Lee.
Lee revealed that he contacted the mother of Heather Heyer, who was killed when she was run over by a neo-Nazi who plowed his speeding auto into a group of counter-protestors.
Lee referred to Charlottesville as an "ugly, ugly, ugly blemish on America", while making sure to remind the worldwide media at Cannes that the racism depicted in "BlacKkKlansman" doesn't only exist in the United States.
Later he mocked the idea of the United States being the cradle of democracy, reminding the crowd "the US was built upon the genocide of native people and slavery".
'Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out, BlacKkKlansman offers an unflinching, true-life examination of race relations in 1970s America that is just as bracingly relevant in today's tumultuous world'. The United States of America was built on the genocide of native people and slavery. As my Brooklyn brother Jay-Z would say, facts. "This is not just something that pertains to the United States of America, this bulls- has gone over the world". I go to bed thinking about it.
"That mother**ker [Trump] has the nuclear code!"
"So this film, to me, is a wake-up call because ... stuff is happening, and it's topsy-turvy and the fake has been trumpeted as the truth".
Sidney Gilstrap Portley was enrolled in two Dallas high schools for nearly nine months, claiming to be a Hurricane Harvey refugee. The woman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said her 14-year-old knew the man as Rashun Richardson and thought he was 17.
KKR's attack is not the same as it was under Wasim Akram, especially after the injuries they have suffered all season. Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab are fighting very strongly in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League .
But it sounds like Johnson may get a chance to air his grievances with Belichick (and potentially Kraft) in the near future. You only get to do this job one time, so let's have fun while we're doing it. "I know that he's a great player".
Yadav (27 off 15) fell the very next ball and Mumbai , with 60 for 3 in six overs, had mixed feelings about the Power Play. Rahul was circumspect but Chris Gayle had no qualms welcoming Hardik Pandya with a smashing pull over mid-wicket for six.
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday approved Gina Haspel , Donald Trump 's selection to lead the CIA. McCain's warning resonated with several critics of the president, including his fellow Arizona Republican Sen.
His debut performance as Lando will be in Solo: A Star Wars Story , as he takes on the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams . Directed by Ron Howard, Solo is the second Star Wars spin-off following Rogue One .
The meeting was held at the main office of the Meteorological Department where evidence of moon sighting was collected. In Karachi , the sun will set at 7:10 PM, and there will be 61 minutes window for sighting the moon.
Though Aguilera doesn't explicitly defend his controversial points of view, she doesn't necessarily condemn them either. I think I did choose to, no pun intended, take a chair for so long and do something very commercial for my little ones.
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciationand amortisation (EBITDA) is likely to surge 9 percent YoY to Rs 4,236 crore. However, its hotel business fared better, posting an EBIT jump of 13 per cent year-on-year in the quarter under review.
And in 2016, a vape pen user in NY suffered third-degree burns after the pen exploded in his trousers , NBC 4 NY reported. Experts say that people who use vape pens should be careful about how they maintain the batteries.
The EU should also be "grateful to President Trump ", Tusk said, "because thanks to him we have got rid of all illusions ". Trump's decision to relocate the USA embassy to the contested city of Jerusalem will also be raised.
Kent State graduate's photo with AR-10 goes viral
Kent State's website said the university has rules forbidding students, faculty and staff from carrying "deadly weapons". Kaitlin later tweeted , "As a woman, I refuse to be a victim & the second amendment ensures that I don't have to be".
Bolton: US could sanction European companies over Iran
Using that figure, we expect 572 tb/d to come offline in the months immediately ahead, and 953 tb/d to come offline in a year. They would have to wind up investments by November or face USA sanctions. "They are very strong sanctions", Mnuchin said.
Chelsea lead Arsenal in Jean Michael Seri pursuit
The Gunners are unlikely to be alone in their pursuit, given that the 26-year-old almost signed for Barcelona last summer. The Ivory Coast global is reported to be desperate for the chance to play in the Champions League under Pep Guardiola.
Amazon Alexa developers get eight new voices
Developers can apply for the preview today by filling out a survey with ideas for using Amazon Polly voices in your skill. The eight voices will be in US English and will give devs who use them a chance to liven up their Alexa skills.
NASA's MarCO-B CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Image
NASA has always been able to check out Mars on the ground with rovers and landers and from far above with orbital spacecraft. Earlier this week, they also proved the concept of small robotic satellites might be a game changer.
Iran diplomat visits China for talks on nuclear deal crisis
Facing that reality, Le Maire said the European Union should strengthen its own legal arsenal against any such future US threats. Foreign companies that do business in the country have also been banned from accessing American banking and financial systems.