Fans will be able to meet the real Ron Stallworth, the detective whose unbelievable true story inspired the new Spike Lee film Blackkklansman, at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
“Ron Stallworth’s autobiography is the kind of story that’s so crazy, it must be true,” said Analiza Guzman, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo’s Creative Manager. “To see it come to life under the direction of Spike Lee makes it all the more remarkable. Having this great El Pasoan come down to Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo to talk about his life and this movie with theatergoers is an honor.”
Ron Stallworth, who resides 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 and 7:45pm.
Set in the 1970s, Blackkklansman is the story of Stallworth’s experience infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan as the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee (DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X) brings Stallworth’s story to life with all his trademark style, wit and fire, alongside the production team behind 2017’s smash-hit GET OUT.
The film won the prestigious Grand Prix during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and is an early Oscar favorite.
Click here to purchase tickets to one of two special screenings with live Q&A which will begin at 7pm and 7:45pm at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Montecillo.
Tickets for other showings are on sale right now at the Drafthouse webpage.