Update: Watch the full conversation below.

This event is presented by Film Comment.

Join us for a special evening with the legendary Spike Lee, Best Director nominee for the critically acclaimed BlacKkKlansman. The night includes an extended conversation between Lee and Emmy Award–winning writer and television host Lawrence O’Donnell (The West Wing, MSNBC), followed by a screening of BlacKkKlansman.

Nominated for six Academy Awards®, BlacKkKlansman tells the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy Award®–winning Get Out.

Read Film Comment‘s July-August 2018 issue, featuring a BlacKkKlansman article by Teo Bugbee and interview with Spike Lee by Nicolas Rapold.