Fri 21st Oct 8pm: BLACKKKLANSMAN (15) 2018 USA 135mins, dir Spike Lee.

Cast: John David Washington, Topher Grace, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier.

In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department. Undaunted by institutionalised racism and sceptical colleagues, he resolves to make a name for himself – bravely setting out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. Posing as a racist extremist, Stallworth contacts the group and soon finds himself invited into its inner circle. Together, Stallworth and white officer Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) team up to take down the Klan – whose real aim is to sanitise its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream… ‘Lee paints with tone, using different modes of humour to skewer the basic mentality of bigots, satirise the notion of white America, and savour the absurdity of the true story from which this film has been adapted.’ BFI Sight & Sound.