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Meet the real BlacKKKlansman at the Alamo

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - The El Paso man whose unbelievable true story inspired the new Spike Lee film 'BlacKKKlansman' will watch the film and answer questions at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo this weekend.

 

Set in the 1970s, 'BlacKKKlansman' is the incredible story of Ron Stallworth's experience infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan as the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. The film won the prestigious Grand Prix during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is an early Oscar favorite.

 

Stallworth and his wife, Patsy, will walk the red carpet 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Two special screenings will include live Q&A.  Tickets are available here.

 

Stallworth, who lives in El Paso and graduated from Austin High School before going on to a career in law enforcement, will sign copies of his memoir following the screening.  The book will be available for purchase in the lobby before the screenings on Saturday at 7:00 and 7:45 p.m.

 


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