'That Motherfucker': Read Spike Lee's Passionate Anti-Trump Monologue From Cannes

'That Motherfucker': Read Spike Lee's Passionate Anti-Trump Monologue From Cannes

'That Motherfucker': Read Spike Lee's Passionate Anti-Trump Monologue From Cannes

Footage of the moment a white nationalist driver ploughed his auto into the crowd is shown at the end of Lee's film, which received a standing ovation at its Cannes premiere on Monday night.

BlacKkKlansman, which focuses on a black police officer (Washington) who infiltrated the KKK in the 1970s, marks Lee's sixth time in Cannes' official lineup.

At the premiere, he basked in a six-minute-long standing ovation and flashed the "Love" and "Hate" knuckle-dusters worn by Radio Raheem in his 1989 hit "Do the Right Thing" at the cameras. It also has a cast that includes John David Washington, Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier.

Speaking at a press conference for the premiere of his film BlacKkKlansman, Lee attacked Trump for saying that there were "very fine people on both sides" of the riots in Charlottesville, while also denouncing the "right-wing bullshit" taking place all over the world.

Check out the trailer below.

USA director Spike Lee has called on the world to "wake up" at an incendiary press conference that saw him repeatedly lambast President Trump.

Two days after the event, Trump said the KKK and similar groups were "repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans".

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I had heard about the concept for this film but seeing snippets of it in this trailer really drives the true life of this story home.

The director called Trump's response a "defining moment" for America.

The movie is enjoying some of Lee's best notices in over a decade, but reviews are not top of mind for him.

"Since you asked, I hate blacks".

"I've seen the football, that attache case".

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The provocative project is vying for the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or prize, and is up against films such as Everybody Knows, which stars Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, David Robert Mitchell's Under the Silver Lake, as well as Jean-Luc Godard's The Image Book.

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