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"ron stallworth" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:38 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Smaller in a growing America. Don't miss all of it. Weekdays at noon on WNYC. WNYC is supported by Cardozo law school. The birthplace of the innocence project and twenty-five programs dedicated to the fight for social Justice, a division of your Sheva university Cardozo law bringing law to life. This is WNYC ninety three point nine FM and HD new. This is all of it from WNYC. I'm Alison Stewart this hour on all of it legendary artist Bruce Nauman has a visually. Stunning retrospective has burst. More than twenty years running at MoMA and MoMA PS one this month. We'll talk to the shows curator after the break and a conversation about Marie pull than the war. Correspondent who died in Syria in two thousand twelve last week IDC district court judge ruled the Coleman's death was a quote, a targeted murder carried out by the Syrian government and ordered Syria to pay three hundred million dollars to call family, her colleague journalist, simply Hilsum wrote a book called in extremist about Colin's life at work. We spoke recently, and we'll bring that conversation and the real Ron stallworth the Ron stallworth who went undercover to infiltrate the KKK in the seventies. And is the subject of spike Lee's Oscar-nominated film, black klansman..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

03:46 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

"Michael in tasha, they'll be back for that live show, unless they're picketing good point along with the wonderful Anjelica Jade best yen from vulture, and we're gonna have some other special guest contributions. We're gonna share our most moving moment of the year are. Funniest moment of the year and are seen of the year. In addition to a few other categories, some of those pics might just come from the movies. You're gonna hear us talk about now. Our number one films of twenty eighteen we start with a clip at a proposed to make this investigation of establish contact and Cranston familiarity with clansman over the phone I'll continue in that role. The another officer surprise surprise a white officer to play me when they meet face deficient. That's my point exactly chief black Ron stallworth over the phone white, Ron stallworth face-to-face. So that becomes a combine Ron stallworth? Can you do that? I believe we can with the right white, man. We can do anything John David Washington there in spike Lee's, black klansman. It is the top pick portion of our countdown black klansman tasha Robinson's number one film at twenty eight tell us about it. You know, I think I've seen a number of Spike Lee films that I thought were bad. I don't think I've ever seen a Spike Lee film that I. And an interesting and when he's at his best when he's working in for me. It's it's kind of his most formalistic modes that are the best the the ones that feel most serious and thought through and considered end lake. He's operating from kind of the more formalist up point of view that he does are the ones that kind of bring their the point across harder. And I feel like that's maybe just a personal tasting of mine, but black klansman man, this movie is just so geared towards what I appreciate about his movies. I mean, it's a hard hitting film about the shape of racism where it comes from how it's perpetuated. What it looks like from the inside what it looks like from the outside. But it's also just it's a really entertaining story about a bunch of people infiltrating KKK ring, one of them a black detective pretending to be a a white person through the avatar of another person. It's unlikely. But it's drawn from from a real story, it's immersive and fascinating. And it's just so well told and part of that is a really amazing cast John David Washington in the lead role to me. This was the one of the best performances in a year almost more marked by amazing performances than amazing films. He such an empathetic and interesting character. But he's also funny at you, can you can feel the anger boiling under everything this character does and you can feel the way he has to tamp it down to get along in this very racist. Very provocative very dangerous world for him. He's breaking barriers. He's trying new things in the world. And he's surrounded by men who resent him being there and resent everything he does. And it's it's fascinating. Every beat of the story. I think is creative and interesting and surprisingly fun. I had blacked clansmen at number six on my list. I think it was the best movie prank. To riff off of sorry. Tha there you it's Spike Lee using his white voice right throughout this film to expose racist nationalism. As just absurdly comically pathetic think about the amount of screen time here that is given to the espousing of white supremacist rhetoric. How much of it? We hear often as you describe tasha from the mouth of a black, man. I mean that makes this reverse minstrel show in a lotta ways. So only Spike Lee, I think could could pull off painting the KKK in Whiteface, which is a sensually what he's doing here..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on  News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Nineteen Seventy-eight Colorado Springs, Colorado, a black cop infiltrates, the KKK and depicted in the movie buddies up to unsuspecting David Duke, then grand wizard of the klu Klux Klan unapologetic about his subtle as a chef gun style Lee links America's ugly past with race to her uncomfortable present the whole goal going in. Connec this film that takes place. In the seventies. With what's happening today and Agent, Orange David Duke and the Neo Nazis gave me a coda. You're referring to the president is states. President trump. I say I call them Agent Orange soda in. The film seems to be lifted from today's political rhetoric from this day forward. It's going to be only America first America first. This film directly takes on President Trump in his initial refusal to renounce hate groups. I think there's blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it. And you don't have any doubt about it. Either. You're not a fan of President Trump like many people in America, you take unfair shots at him in this. Do you think? I. Denied tell Agent Orange to make that statement. He did that you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. Why should they be any deliberation? When you chew between peaceful. Protesters and hate groups do you propose to make this investigation of establish contact and created some familiarity with the clansman over the phone what clansman is the Hollywood take on Ron stallworth book about his time as police detective investigating the KKK how in the world. Did you come with the idea to infiltrate client? I was talking to kiddo. Dell the local Klan organizer on the phone and told him that my sister had recently dated a so-called in word, I hate that term but recently data one and every time he put his filthy black hands at her pure white body. It made me cringe, and I wanted to do something to stop that abuse of the bike race. His response to me was just kind of man, we're looking for with a we meet. That's where all in America. That's when I thought, oh, hey, what have I gotten myself into? I gotta do something..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Still Processing

Still Processing

03:41 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Still Processing

"Adam driver and proposed to make this investigation off, establish contact and created some familiarity with the clansman over the phone. I'll continue in that role, but only another officer surprise surprise a white officer to play me when they meet face to fish. That's my point exactly. Chief black, Ron stallworth over the phone, white Ross doll face to face then becomes a combine Ron stallworth. Can you do that? I believe we can with the right white man can do anything, and they infiltrate the Colorado Springs chapter of the KKK to get a sense of what the organization is up to. If they're. Are planning any attacks if they're doing anything, and they get permission from their police department to proceed with this investigation. So just to be clear how it works is black rod who's played by John David, Washington is on the phone as black, Ron impersonating white Ron. He does a little white voice, which is which it apparently is the summer of sorry for you. Another movie in which a black person pretend to be a white person over the telephone and in person at the actual KKK meetings. Adam driver shows up pretending to be Ron stallworth who the KKK understand to be a white guy granted right to white power because obviously the original Ron stallworth can't show up as himself, but there is this one seed or the two of them wind up at the same meeting, yes. David, Duke played by Tofa grace brilliantly shows up in town. David Duke, of course being then he was known as the grand wizard and national director of the KKK. He's still a figurehead in twenty eighteen, but in the film he is widely revered and it's a very big deal. He's coming to town so much so that the local police department decides he needs a bodyguard and he needs security detail. So they ask the black, Ron stallworth too. To accompany him to this meeting as his security detail. Now, it's important to just interrupt you for one second to say that Ron is the only negro on this police force, right? They could've said any of the other white cops who are like, maybe even bigger that are on to be David Duke security detail. But no, they send one guy and in Toronto worth, which really actually works to tell you a bit more about his experience as being the first and only African American police officer in the Colorado Springs police department. So there's that. So he shows up and it's really funny. I mean, they're all like greeting him with various degrees of bewilderment confusion, disdain disregard, but they have to put up with him. So he rides along with David, Duke to this meeting gets out, goes in stands in the back and overseas. The meeting from his perspective today, we are privileged to be among white men. White women. Such as yourself real warriors for the real America, the America that our ancestors fought and died for the true white American race. The backbone from whence came are great southern heritage. And I wanna. Thank you. I want to thank you so much. For never putting your country's second. America first America first. Now, on the other hand, flip played by Adam driver aka the white Ron is in this meeting as a new recruit in a new initiate..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

"I don't remember any white characters that are featured in it and it's not directly about race relations like black klansman or so many of his films. But this question of liberation actually does dominate the movie, though it's more about the individual than the group Nola darling. She has that line at the end of the film. It's really about control my body, my mind who was going to own it them or me. I'm not a one man woman bottom line. What's our problem with race at its core, but a problem of control, right body and mind, who has the power. To oppress to restrict you in spike Lee's films. It's often the expectations and fears of white society, oppressing black society, or it's similar expectations and fears coming from the black community from within restricting its individuals. And of course, often it's both Nola darling. I think about jungle fever bamboozled and black klansman against certainly. But the other thing I really connected with and connected back to she's gotta have it with black klansman is this melding of history and fiction and spikes always been a topical filmmaker. Think about the way Malcolm x. open scanning through that movie. I had forgotten that it opens with Rodney King footage didn't come out ninety two that beating just happened in March nineteen Ninety-one. He felt obviously the need to work that into his movie and she's gotta have it a movie. That's less political. But it opens with black and white footage as the movie is, of course, except for that one fantasy sequence with these still photos of the neighborhood, and it's lots of kids, but we see this full range. Of black faces, and I don't think they're characters in the movie. They're actual people. It's photographs. So from literally the beginning from his first film, he was grounding the narrative which does incorporate some documentary elements in the actual. He saying, this is our story and throughout his filmography, whether it's based on real events in biographies, or they're documentaries about real events or their complete works of fiction. His work is almost always grounded in an authentic experience. It's one even if we're not the community that's specifically represented on screen. It's one that we can connect with. It's one that we are provoked by and react to in want to reckon with. And I certainly felt the way I did watching do the right thing for the first time watching balcony x. watching so many of his other films watching black klansman. Yeah, I think he really is at the top of his form here as well, which is absolutely saying something in that use of documentary footage historical footage that you talk about that he does do throughout his career. Is because he spent much of his career deconstructing history, questioning the history that has been given and taken for granted and looking at it from another perspective, pointing out what is false about that. Oh, yeah. And that's absolutely what's going on. Yeah, black clams dog about us more, but what is so amusing to me about it, and it took a little while while watching the film to key into this is how much he is using to borrow a phrase from sorry to bother you earlier film from this summer, he's using his white voice here at salute or subversive purposes. I was shocked at how much of black klansman is given over to the espousing of white supremacist rhetoric, whether we get it when Ron stallworth is on the phone, pretending to be this recruit, and we definitely have to talk about John David Washington's performance there, and he's spouting all this stuff off, whether it's the clan people on the other end of the line. Who are agreeing with him, whether it's the meetings we go to or whether it's the initiation ceremony that we are stuck in. I want to say the majority of this movie is given to hate speech. We hear hate speech, and yet what Lee does is he filters it either through Ron stallworth..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:31 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

"We gave ourselves this week, Josh somehow the two Dali's fit here in the studio amazing. So we're going to be able to pull off our top five a bit later in the show Spike Lee shots. Of course, he's made over twenty features another ten or so feature linked documentaries. Some stand up specials and stage shows a lot to choose from. Yeah, it's that latter stuff. That really gets me I'm doing all right on the features have even seen most of the docks, but man has he been busy when you actually look at that filmography? Thankfully, I think we're pretty familiar with the stuff that we're gonna wanna pull from when it comes to shots, those the ethical fiction features. Yeah, let's hope so. One thing Spike Lee is never directed massacre theater perform a scene badly, and you get a chance to win a film spotting shirt. Also, we might just get to some feedback on a recent top-five struggling at a lessons. It was a tie in with eighth grade and my interview with the writer director of that film Burnham. But first winner of the grand prix at this year's Cannes film festival, black clansman has put Spike Lee back on the map with some claiming he's returned to do the right thing form that's high praise. Let's find out if Ataman I add to it. Hey, this planning attack. How do you propose to make this instigation? Well, established contact over the phone on the white officer to play me when they meet face to face info, the white race or so the becomes a combined Ron stallworth. Can you do that with the right white man? We can do anything. When's the last time they look investigation? No, that's right. Never. Okay. Become his friend. Let's get invited back. Christoph you cross burnings marches. This is fiction to be a big year for too many questions. You undercover something. Looking back at spike Lee's career from the vantage point of twenty eighteen atom. It seems that the filmmaker has almost always been ahead of the moment. The vital conversations that have been taking place in the public square. These past few years concerning police abuse of African Americans, governmental betrayal of low income neighborhoods in representations of minorities and the media. These are all the things that have been tackled in Spike Lee joints, like do the right thing when the levees broke and bamboozled these movies were ahead of their time in the sense that they named the injustices. Many of us didn't want to admit were taking place in the time we were living in in the last few years though, you could say that Lee has dialed back on the relevance to his most recent features were to my mind unsuccessful remakes old boy and dissuade.

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on I Think You're Interesting

I Think You're Interesting

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on I Think You're Interesting

"Hello and welcome to. I think you're interesting. I'm Todd Vanda were the I I think you're interesting this week. We're continuing our conversations with some of the people behind my favorite summer movies. We're going to start with a movie. I can't seem to shake a movie. I can't get out of my head is black klansman spike, Lee's new wonderful movie about a nineteen seventies cop in Colorado Springs. A black man who goes undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan by basically cold calling them. It's wild and funny and exciting. And then it also has a really powerful message about the ways that we pretend we escape American racism and yet never can. I love spike Lee's movies and let me tell you this is probably one of my absolute favorites by him, and here's the thing about it. That surprise me when I first heard about it. It's based on a true story, not everything in the movie happened exactly as depicted as always happens with movies, but this. Story of a black cop who started talking on the phone with members of the clan, pretending to be a white supremacist really happened in Colorado Springs in the seventies, and we've got the real guy that happened to his name is Ron stallworth. He wrote a book about his experience also called black klansman the books, great, the movies grade, and I, I had a wonderful time talking to him about the real life story that inspired the movie, but also navigating the realities of being both a black man and a cop. It was a really interesting conversation. It was a really moving conversation. I hope you stick around for it. And after that, we'll have a chat with writer director desert Akhavan of the movie. The miseducation of Cameron post..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump

Black Men Can't Jump

04:26 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Black Men Can't Jump

"Issue screaming from how many times history have we heard stories about why women say obliged Tra to rape them as something bad happens to the Blackman. Right. It's a really the worst thing. It's horrible for the obvious reason of the racism and and the violence that happens towards the black men who get accused. And then it's also absolutely horrible for the other reason that so many women are raped not believed and like to be participating in one of the rare instances where somebody is falsely accusing rape is just like it just it's just like doubly terrible, the woman who? Yeah. Like. Literally the women who lied. So then we and then, yeah, I mean, the what happens the the real story is similar to this, which is just they, they kind of, oh yeah, they kind of they ask Ron stallworth to be the leader of the chapter. The other guy resigned. We think we should be a leader when that happened. The police were like, all right, we gotta stop this. They just didn't want it getting out that they were doing this. So they shut it down. They asked them destroy all the files. He kept the card that he got like you really got that card like clan, like he's official member of the kooks clan. And he did call David Duke, and they were like, that was a real thing apparently that they were always like laughing at these people. And he said, the other thing that was the only other major difference between the real life and the movie was like he was like in real life. These people were really dumb, like all of them were super, super stupid. And none of them like worsest like they They just. just. You didn't have a guy like Felix who is like almost figuring stuff out. You know what I mean? He was just like there was nobody with that level of intelligent like this about Ron stallworth still here. David. Duke is still walking around. Yeah, steal. He never told his story. He didn't tell the story until someone recently. Yeah, because he was like, he's worried. He's worried that he's gonna look stupid in the movie like have apparently Ross David, Duke owed him like this year and was like, he respects slightly. He's worried that he's going to come off looking like an idiot in the movie that David to come off, looking like idiot in the movie. The one that is. Right worry. This is one of the interesting that the movie ins with with Patrice and Ron dating. She's legit breaking up with them. They get a knock on the door. And of course we the classics bike shot, which I was like, oh, we didn't get it in his movie, but we get both of them. First off the part I love is that he brings out his gun and she pulls out hers. He's got it. She was our God damn low black women. They do this by shots a window. Guns drawn and you see the cross in the background in the chance that you hear, you hear them doing these antiseptic like like chess and duck. They perfectly what I realized. Now, as I'm talking to you guys and allow, I'm realizing those chance you here under that shot are the chance from Charlottesville and he just goes into this Charlottesville Romi, would it just cuts into cuts to the raw footage? All footage draws Ville mix without current president definitive president defending them shows the. The driver who killed that woman who ran over a bunch of people killed that woman shows the people at the aftermath people, screaming and crying. It's like this horrific scene, this horrific moment that happened last year I should. He puts the date up. Tells you what the date is. Heather, Heather Heyer h. e. y. Yar. Hey, your head of hair like she's the woman who was killed. Remember it's Mike Lee kept saying like he had to reach house her mom because he wanted to show her photo in full and pay respects like he really wanted to pay respects. And I just keep thinking in my head like, man, this movie came out on Friday a year afterwards. Our president lily came out again in Canada, like didn't call, didn't did not call out alright or k..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Think you might be the man opened things up around here The KKK is planning an attack how do. You propose to make this investigation will establish contact over the phone Only a white. Officer to play me when they meet face to face for the white race So that becomes a combined stalwart can you do that with the right white man we can do anything Okay let's talk about the movie this is a really good movie a. Lot, of a lot of. Spike Lee movies come across as. Like an hour and a half of preaching yeah? I will acknowledge that And that has an audience, in and of itself this. Is. The. Most accessible entertaining sometimes funny. Sometimes oh my God movie that. Spike Lee is made I would say probably since do the right thing where it is a real movie it's. Not, just a preaching okay John David Washington is the actor. That plays Ron stallworth I love. Adam driver is, in this love who plays white Ron stallworth basically. Because the concept of the movie is it's true story rob stallworth exists answered an, ad in the Colorado Springs. Newspaper That was put there by the local clan just kind of see, what would happen well they wanted to meet. With him well he obviously being a black police officer couldn't, show up so his fellow detective played by Adam driver played him in. Real life in the Klan meetings and infiltrated the clan and Uncovered some they, were going to blow things. Up you know as you hear about, things with the clan but the movie is. Clarion in some places it is interesting in others and I. Liked it a lot there's a but my dad always before the buck matters you. Really liked it it was great it. Was, interesting so I really liked it. But, at the end of the film I would say Spike. Lee couldn't stop himself he couldn't resist taking film about racism and about the clan and he the last I would say Right before the ending credits and. How they kind of. Rapa film up. So the film's, over and it basically becomes. A mini PSA about what happened in, Charlottesville racism like it comes into modern day. Where he's tying because this war actors no real thing because. This story is from nineteen seventy eight That's when Ron stallworth was a member of the Colorado Springs, police department went undercover to expose the client years ago yeah I'm David Duke I mean really infiltrated the. Clinton And then he he makes the big. Thing we have to tie it all of. This so I'm not saying that there's not ties I'm not saying. That that there aren't parallels that. You could make. Let's leave, that aside for me It was kind of like it. Was deflating at the end of the film because I was like. I really enjoyed this. Movie, oh great night have to, watch a newsreel but how screwed, up everything is you know. What I'm saying like couldn't get away from. It I kind of went to the movie. To get away from it I really enjoyed it now having the. Movie is good but the PSA For me. It was like you. Had to beat you over the, head with it You know what I got the parallels, by watching the film I didn't need you to be so obvious in show again clips of of of news news. Pieces. From modern times to. Show that things haven't changed dramatically from nineteen seventy eight okay I. Didn't need that, I got the symbolism all the way through the film One to five scale I, still give black clients a four and a half it's a it's a good movie it's a good it's a entertaining. Good. Movie I I get. Into five at the at the end of it yeah It is. The best Spike. Lee film in quite some. Time, and again it's an accessible listen they're they're both good it's. Funny There are, some, serious, no because listen. Either laugh The need to laugh more clan are, a bunch, of bumbling idiots and a lotta times you know and, the whole idea with with the right might man we. Can do anything Adam driver and, John David washy Ron white and black. Run, stalwart and it is It's entertaining. What klansman a four and a half out of five, that this weekend right so we have a check, of the headlines on the way then we're gonna come back playing right off of this what's the difference between hate speech and speech we don't?.

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

Filmspotting

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Filmspotting

"This is Ron stallworth calling. Who am I speaking with this? David, Duke grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan that baby do God last time I checked. What can I do for? Well, since you asked I hate, I hate Jews Mexicans, an Irish Italians and Chinese. That's John David Washington with Toepfer Grace's, David Duke in the trailer for the new Spike, Lee joint black klansman set in the early seventies, and it tells the true story of an African American detective who infiltrated Colorado Springs chapter of the KKK. His colleague flipped Zimmerman played by Adam driver helps out with that little scenario. It opens this weekend, Josh, you've already seen it. I haven't yet. We're going to discuss it on next week show. Oh, we're going to discuss a lot there so much to get into here. I, I'm these last. What? Two years I'm I'm back on a Spike. Lee high Sharak made my top ten list. Black klansman is a real thing and can't we. Talk about it with you. We're gonna do top five Spike Lee shot yet for that show, feeling overwhelmed while it is right back from little family vacation, trying to fit in some blind spots and just giving spike his do thinking about all the great visual moments in his films. Do you want to set up what we mean by shots? Even though it is probably pretty intuitive. Yeah, we're not. We're not talking scenes basically or extended sequences. This might be in one of my cases. I'm pretty sure it's going to be a single image image. He gives us, but it could be a hammer doesn't have to move. It doesn't have to move, but it could in my mind and might likely exactly the way he moves the camera is crucial. So I think we're just trying to really drill down and the more I think about it. I have been able to fit in a couple of films that I hadn't seen before. The more I watch is he's probably the perfect filmmaker to do this with because he really does deal in that level of purposeful deter so much in his films. If you wanna do. A little bit of homework besides watching some of spikes films that maybe you need to see or need to see again, there is an article in this past Sunday's New York times called how Spike Lee created three signature visual shots. I do plan to do that homework and consume that article before we do our top five. But I haven't even started planning my picks yet. Don't wanna be too influenced at this point. We will link to that article in the notes for this show at foam spotting dot net. If you have a pick a favorite Spike Lee shot, we would love to potentially feature it in that episode feedback at film spotting dot net, you can send us an Email or send us an MP three file, or you can call and leave us a voicemail, three one, two, two, six,.

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:13 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Spike Lee's new movie black clansmen is believe. It or not based on, a true story it's about an African American police officer who in the nineteen seventies went undercover to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan by. Joining it critic, Bob Mondello says the film is both funny and pointed Colorado Springs is about to hire a, new police officer his. Name Ron stallworth they've never been a black cop. In the city we think you might be the man opened things, up around here. Opened things up he does looking through a newspaper. At his desk he sees a Ku Klux. Klan recruitment ad there's, a phone number so. He calls it this is Ron stallworth calling my, speaking with David Duke grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan that David, Duke What can I do? For well since you. Asked I hate blacks I hate Jews Mexicans an Irish every head in the precinct has now turned to. Watch Ron but, my, mouth to God's, ears I really hate those black rats. And anyone else really that. Doesn't have pure white area and blood running through their veins I'm talking about true right American God bless white America as the camera. Lingers on the, faces of the white policemen director Spike Lee it's the laugh he's looking for not the first, and certainly not the. Last since stallworth played by John David Washington is. Quickly invited to a meeting of the clans local chapter which presents, an obvious problem. White officer to play me when they meet face. To face can you do that with the. White man we can, do anything the right. White man turns out to be flip Zimmerman played, by Adam driver who attends the meeting info the white race And tries to get the lay, of the land Cross burnings marches is attracting attention. In the process Nash too many. Questions, you undercovers this is not a comic, question obviously there's serious tension in black Klansman's situation and the film embraces. The shifts in mood with shifts in filmmaking style Lee actually couching his arguments in a. Kind of shorthand history of Hollywood's treatment of race he includes scenes from gone with the wind and birth of a nation has characters discussed seventies blaxploitation films. And gives his hero, a bit of shafts swagger and in grander scenes he shifts gears entirely sometimes to.

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:29 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"White supremacist protesters Clashed violently. With a counter demonstration even. One woman dead to coincide with this a film from the leading African American filmmaker Spike Lee is being released, it's a condemnation of racism in the USA today but most of. The film is set in a different time period from New York Tom bro- reports There's. Never been a black cop in the city we you might be the man opened, things up around The central character in. Black klansman is a real life figure Ron stallworth a black. Police detective who infiltrated the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado. Springs in the nineteen seventy s. He did it by striking up a relationship with Clem members, by phone then a white surrogate police officer a colleague stood in for. Him in face to face meetings Ron stallworth with. Modest, about his accomplishments at the film's New York premiere Fairly easy because they didn't take time to recognize designs that you had You had two different people Voices talking, to you one in person And they didn't recognize that they will be What was it difficult at all Withdrawn to. Ron Stover story for many reasons he would certainly impressed by. Him as a man -rageous aerobic The clan don't play they kill people Murphy so Back in. The seventies it was was no picnic throughout. Lee's film there are connections to be made between events in the nineteen seventy s and the present day most notably when the film transitions MMA fictional Ku Klux Klan rally from, the past the very real protest in Charlottesville a year ago when white supremacist groups clashed violently with. Counter-demonstrators It was a day that resulted in the death. Of a higher struck down when a car. Drove into a crowd Spike Lee again are there are many things we didn't have film that we wanted to remind people that this is not just a piece I saw that, American homegrown act of terrorism I knew that'd be the for this film power to the people Right system the film makes. The case that the, overt racism espoused by the Ku, Klux Klan in the nineteen seventies. Is still flourishing today and that President Trump hasn't done enough to condemn it rather controversially. In the aftermath of Charlottesville the president referred to very fine people on both sides of the protest spike Lee's film it's dealing with, divisive American events but he believes it has global resonance this feels about today and we live in a very very serious. Time in this world many people who've seen. Fill felt that this is just about the United States of America This is about the global rising of the right not just United States of America Spike Lee. Film triumph for him as a director is seen it his best movie in years a return to form for. The filmmaker is first picture in a while to become, part of the cultural conversation maybe That report from New York and Tom. Brooke stay with us you're with NewsHour from the BBC mortar come from India and here in.

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on Double Toasted

Double Toasted

02:39 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on Double Toasted

"Straight. He's a white do plan of black guy. A white guy? Yes. So that's why they had to our why gotta do. Yeah, that can. Back in nineteen sixty six. They didn't have that Robert Downey junior technology back. No, no, hell no. What. Oh, hell. No. Hell no. I've been in the last move here. Part two. But that is not what this movie is about. This movie is about it's based on a true story, and this is the story of I'm looking at this because this guy apparently still alive from the Houston chronicle. This is based on Ron stallworth and as says right here, this is based on his book black klansman where he infiltrated the clan as an African American while he was working undercover for the Colorado Springs police department and fascinating story now, I'm sure they took some liberties here and. A smidgen I'm sue. But, but what a going back to what I was saying about the the subtlety of this movie, I'm. Lack of subtlety, which is fine with me. I mean it, you know, with a movie like this at this point of of our time where we had a very politically charged atmosphere, where biggest and races feel so emboldened. That they can come out and start in the open calling people by racist names, inciting violence with people in all. You know, being a being a movie being bold indirect like this, I think, is necessary with people who feel the need that they can be bold in direct with some of the most vile things out there. And this takes this takes jabs at a lot of things. And sometimes you know, it meant not flow as well. But you know, this is something that. Spike is trying to tackle a lot of things for one. He's trying to, you know, he's openly taking shots at political figures who now feel like they can be openly racist such as David Duke, that is David Duke in a classroom. He at one time was in, he was the grand wizard of the klu Klux Klan and then became a legit politician later. Legit. Well, legit politician. He is in office right here. You know. You know, it's not like he did some shit undercover. He was opened on the gyp politicians, right? They they covered thing. He no Spike Lee, the covered things of like some the racist history of the south, which deals in my hometown..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on About to Review

About to Review

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on About to Review

"It says, based off with some for real for real stuff. Great. A lot of people going into this movie are not going to realize that this actually happened. This is based off of a book and there's a missed opportunity. I think there to show some of the real people involved to kind of go more into their story. Instead, you get these small context, clues of what was happening at the time without the actual people involved except for David Duke. He kind. Gets a a sequence of the end of the movie. That is just a gut punch, an absolute gut punch because you realize, oh, this movie that I have been watching. We're Tofa Grace's playing him and he is silly and whatever. No, this man is evil and he is still around and still speeding. This just hateful rhetoric give us that, but also give us, you know, the other side and show us Ron stallworth or flip Zimmerman, or the people who are involved on the other side because then it truly feels grounded as opposed to leaving the theater just being like, okay, now I feel horrible because I just watched a movie based on a time where this was going on, and here is the guy that was in the movie, the bad guy, David, Duke still here still talking about stuff. So that was that was an object position and an interesting choice that Spike Lee decided to go with. I just want. More context in any bio pic. I want there to be some pictures and video of the real people involved to kinda grounded back in reality. Like, yes, this happened here. It is. But yeah, it is. It is sensationalist it is. It is out there. It is not subtle at all in the things that is trying to say that being said, when this movie is funny. It is really funny, John David, Washington, crushes it as Ron Howard. I was really impressed with him and I'm really interested interested to see kind of what his next projects are. Adam driver is is always solid kind of Alexei. I like I like the ragtag. Kind of grouping, but the ragtag group of other police officers that they're working with all feel fleshed out all feel real and like that. It had enough intensity about it where it was not just, okay, random character, a, and b and c go, they'll felt like true co workers. So yeah, this one, I mean, again, it is it is tough because it is not very easy to spoil quote unquote because it is kind of based off a true story. But at the same time, there is a lot of the movie that you just people need to see for themselves and judge it for themselves and kind of process it themselves..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"The whole hobbit movies Stupid horrible take like the whole six hours or whatever Here's a lot Nine hours of hobbit and it. Was so depressing this, research was, like I mean you. Got my wife I was like. Tough to limit we'd actually just had a baby or I and like I was practicing my lines around the, house, and say hey can you cool it on. The hate speech So I had. To find some way to. Just kind. Of like going to the basement and like just relax and kind of detox it was fun. When we shot it it was really fun it was all the research that you have to do to. Kind of become the person you have to internalize all that. I'm not a method, actor I, don't I don't get. Like so into my work all. The time or take it home with me but this one I got just overwhelmingly depressive the ideas that just, being, in his head is stop place one bay I thought. He did such a great job you know, eight executive about it and the other thing that they're saying is the revelation is you know Denzel. Washington son is the lead. Yeah, yes he is playing the detective the? Movie set in the nineteen seventies David Washington. Yeah he's playing the detective who, sets out to infiltrate and expo-. Exposed the clan. And Tofa graves was just like I mean I guess he's amazing in it Adam driver is also in it and Alec Baldwin's in. It yeah and it's based on this. Really crazy outrageous incredible. True story that came out I don't know when the book came out but it was. Just called black clansmen and then. Spike Lee added two extra. Days to. Give it let's see the last done well you know what's funny about your portrayal I thought. I got to see the movie is that in a weird way it's so understated like you don't he. Says these Incredibly hateful, and awful things but you kind. Of present him in this I guess say understated kind of. I, dare I say likable way well this is. What's, so evil about him and. Continues to be so we've about him is, he at this period of time in the seventies put a new face on racism he kind of. Rebranded it and made it. More, palatable so kind of the nicer is? I always felt like that made him more. Evil did you ever reach out, to him or did he reach. Out to you No I did not reach out to him people asking. Now if I wanna. Talk to him and I'm like no not now I know he called Ron stallworth the, man who the film is based on its Ron stallworth. True story yeah he called him in two or three nights ago wow so I. Feel like I might come off bad.

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

01:40 min | 2 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on The Takeaway

"My response was what does a bug man sound like the response I got was dead. Silence I asked again, what does a black man sound like? Silence I've often been asked. Did you talk like white men? Did you change your voice? Did you off your voice responses? No, I talked to them on the phone. Exactly. As talking to you right now when you're undercover, you don't disguise your voice, you don't do anything like that because you have to remain true to your true identity as you possibly can. Because if you try to alter it in any way, unless you're extremely good, you could slip up. That could be the difference between whether you walk out of the encounter live or not. So you always be who you are, and I was Ron stallworth talking just like I'm talking now this. Week director, Spike Lee is bringing Ron story to the screen and the new movie black klansman. I sat down with Ron as well as John David Washington, the actor who plays him in the film. John. David says he founded easy to relate to questions of how a black cop like Ron could infiltrate the KKK using his regular voice. Interesting about the white voice. I mean, I, I went to private school, you know, go into bar mitzvahs, went to a black college FM from the south. I spent some also in, you know, in Italy. So what am I supposed to sound like? You know what I mean? I have all these different experiences that are part of me. I've been. I've been called the inward at ten years old enough Carolina. So I, I don't different languages. I feel like Ron was speaking the language of hate to infiltrate it, you know? So there's just like you speak Spanish, you speak French, wait, you know, you had to be able to speak hate to be able to get in with these guys and he was able to so white voice or whatever. I, I didn't think about it that way at all. You know, obviously ride didn't even..

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Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential

The Frame

02:28 min | 2 years ago

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential

"Welcome, to, the frame I'm John horn thanks for joining us we'll start today with one of the most, anticipated movie openings. Of the summer spike Lee's black clansmen tells the unbelievable truth story of how. Black police officer in Colorado infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, in the early nineteen seventies here's a clip, from the. Film's trailer David Duke grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. That David God last, time I checked Well thank you I hate blacks I, hate Jews Mexicans an Irish, Italians and Chinese but my mouth. To God's ears I really hate. Those black rats Ron stallworth was an undercover cop in Colorado Springs when he established contact with a k. k., k. by telephone what happened from there is a remarkable investigation in which he partnered with a white cop to double a. stallworth for in person meetings. With the clan I recently spoke with stallworth and the actor who plays him, in the, movie, John David Washington and we began with Ron's writing his memoir black klansman which is the basis. For the. Film March twenty thirteen started writing took me nine months before, I, finally said okay that's. Enough, on London And then I took it to. A friend of mine who was. A retired police officer and he had a publishing company that published books for police and firemen he read it, published it and we were off and running John David the book tells us a lot about the actual events around this investigation it doesn't say a. Lot about who Ron was how he behaved how we thought of himself when, you are, looking, at reference material and trying to get into this character what was your process like for making. Sure that. You were representing as an actor the person that you were, going, to be playing yes Proper representation I think starts with the climate and the time, that is take this story is taking place and so even before had direct contact and access to Rostow. Worth I wanted to understand what what it meant to be a black man in, the late sixties and seventies so my entry point? Way A music I cut out Rb. And hip hop for for a couple of months and I would go to sleep assault train YouTube.

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Jennifer Lopez To Receive Vanguard Award at MTV VMA's

The Read

05:19 min | 2 years ago

Jennifer Lopez To Receive Vanguard Award at MTV VMA's

"For ten percent off built something great and less move on from visionary, filmmakers by kely and producer short in peel comes black Klansmen. Starring John David, Washington, Adam driver Laura Harrier Tofa grace. Black clansmen tells the story of Ron stallworth. First African American detective serve in Colorado Springs. Police department determined to make a name for himself. Stallworth played by Washington bravely sets out on a dangerous mission infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan sign mea, the detective soon, recruits, more seasons, colleague, flip zipper, Mun Zimmerman, sorry, that name just get it out. Sorry, just my body regurgitates played by Adam driver into undercover investigator investigation of a lifetime together. They team to take down the extremist group as the organization aims to sanitize, it's violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Doesn't that sound familiar? I'm ready, yes. It's produced by the team behind the Academy Award winning get out black klansman the crazy outrageous end incredible true story of a real American hero. You can see the newest Spike Lee joint black klansman in theaters, August tenth. I'm gonna have to check that out. You know, I'm come. Come ready to be men, but yet doesn't come out. Okay. Clansman less the show. All right. So we're back. It's time for the read. Yes. I have a few things to say, try and make them very query. First of all, muni while glad that somebody's because this was all my list today as well. Glad. Wow. After all, of whom in Holland in me, still standing Parker said all rooting for you in just really, really rooting watching the parkers every day. I don't care that you and Roseanne friends and she came onto ubt. Talk show, didn't wanna go on your show and you know you're just not going to money. Rosendo care about your blackest. Care about none of our black asses. She did Roseanne would not be rose, ending her way through a whole bunch of maybe cocaine, I think cocaine sounds like cocaine and all of the other foods that she's been a part of Roseanne when the fucked up a whole bunch of people's jobs would not still be running around here right now, screaming, racist comments from a bottom of her good. And here you are defending her while also claiming that the industry blackball Jew and as a black woman, and then in industry, I'm just sell sad. So disappointed in this. Yes, money, I really want the best for you. I think you're such a great talented, not only comedian just performer myriad, but the headline I read in the story for a while, the headline made me Sola said, I just couldn't believe it sister. That's what we're doing right now. Gross while sister where was Roseanne were you were hollering for everybody to boycott. Netflix with outta remembers talking about definitely be paid what she like this this, what you all have offered her is disrespectful. Where was Roseanne when you were going through it? Where was that? What was the sisterhood? Has she ever called you there. Especially in the last like six months and this bitch, looking at everything Rosanna the this is the hill. You wanna die on lost sizes. You had my support until you came into, you decided Roseanne had yours. Just won't do that. I just can't. Nope. Like you were right then and you're wrong. Now I don't feel bad for supporting you right there. Spock now very. It's like, Yep, sorry. Also, I would like to say, I heard that Jennifer Lopez is going to be getting the Michael Jackson video vanguard award via maize this year. I just wanna say that. Jennifer Lopez is beautiful woman. She's had six packs and she was born. She is a great former dances are asked still puts on a great show. Lots of really pretty looks and many music videos. And you know, she's, here's the thing. I don't really feel like I need to. Shea, Jennifer Lopez. I wouldn't have a problem. Jennifer Lopez winning this award. If Missy Elliott, our Hanlin and honestly eve, Missy Elliott did already have one Acas still think of some people who I feel like should get a video vanguard award before Jennifer Lopez, like Busta rhymes, kind of homophobic. So after Oscar, Kendrick, Lamar. Outcast. Alkhast definitely. Am I a give one to Mariah Carey doesn't have one in my has a problem with anti blackness. Oh, don't forget. Remember when she said something about somebody asked her about black lives matter. She was like, where is beyond saying Kendrick to say, Muslim lives. Syrian lies matters. Let's going over to..

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"ron stallworth" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

The Jock and Nerd Podcast

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"ron stallworth" Discussed on The Jock and Nerd Podcast

"Fucking sharak remind members like spike lee went to go see like in the heights or something by moraine just like i'm doing a movie of this and my rap urban hip hop so so look they're making venom they're gonna maybe the make nightwatch i heard actually that silver and black has been pushed back indefinitely something happened let's see if the sony spider universe does anything do you wanna know what spike lee's working on now this is kind of interesting you know just how asia palce catch get you have to put spaghetti no for twenty eight and a movie called black klansman what is it asia pals catch oh oh shit shit oh i see where you're going with that police the joke here's the description ron stallworth an african american police officer from colorado successfully managed to infiltrate the local ku klux klan and became the head of the local chapter he while that's a story i've never heard that any true story yeah that's amazing i'm looking forward to this maybe return to i think it was an indian do try to be black pretended to be black to get college tuition really yeah there's a white dude who thought he was philippino to around in the little filipino car down tom we call you out what do wanted to filipino okay i didn't know that filipino guy that's great do black klansman sounds though good for know why we're talking about look we're taking quick break play some promos then we got a petri on challenge and more news and the review of the pilot crypt on scifi.

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