Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' brings Cannes Festival audience to their feet with commentary on Trump's America

Though the movie’s plot unfolded nearly four decades ago, Lee draws stark parallels between the situation in Colorado and the Trump administration. Duke, in particular, is used as a sort of cipher for Trump, talking about his political ambitions and how he hopes America can return to a sort of “greatness.” The film concludes with actual footage from last summer’s events in Charlottesville, Va., where a KKK rally spurred riots, leaving three dead and 38 injured; the final image on screen is of an upside-down American flag that morphs from red, white and blue to black-and-white.