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BlacKkKlansman holds nothing back.
The true story of a Colorado cop infiltrating the KKK hits theaters Friday. The opening of the movie coincides with the one-year anniversary of the Charlottesville, Virginia, riots that left one dead and several injured. Filmmaker Spike Lee, who purposefully chose this weekend for the pic’s release for that very reason, includes an epilogue to the film with footage of the tragic events.
Due to the graphic nature and power of those images, the Alamo Drafthouse in Charlottesville decided to address the epilogue prior to customers purchasing their tickets.
On Tuesday, a Reddit user posted a picture of a sign warning moviegoers about what they were about to see. “The final minutes of BlacKkKlansman feature a powerful epilogue that could be disturbing or difficult to watch for many viewers in Charlottesville,” the sign reads.
Sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that Alamo Drafthouse, not Focus Features, which is distributing the film, spearheaded the initiative.
“BlacKkKlansman is an incredible and timely film by one of the great filmmakers of our time, and we encourage everyone to see it. This decision was made by the Charlottesville theater team to run an advisory given that the nature of the epilogue, while powerful and very effective, could be exceptionally difficult and deeply personal for many viewers in our community. This is not running at any other theaters across the country,” an Alamo Drafthouse spokesperson said in a statement to THR.
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