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Ron Stallworth to appear at BlacKkKlansman benefit screening Thursday

Best-selling author Ron Stallworth will appear at a benefit screening of the Oscar-winning 2018 film BlacKkKlansmen, hosted by the El Paso Community Foundation.

Hosted by the El Paso Community Foundation Plaza Classic Film Festival, the screening is a benefit for the Migrant Families Relief Fund in the El Paso Community Foundation.

Stallworth is the El Paso-based author of the best-selling memoir Black Klansmen, which details how the Austin High School graduate and Colorado Springs police detective infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. It was published independently in 2014 and reissued in 2018 by McMillan’s Flatiron Books, becoming a New York Times best-seller.

Pre-signed copies will be available for sale at the event.  Ron will do a Q&A after the screening.

Director Spike Lee’s film version, BlacKkKlansmen (Rated R), has grossed more than $90 million since its Focus Features release on August 10, 2018. It received a standing ovation and the Grand Prix award at France’s Cannes Film Festival last May.

The Migrant Families Relief Fund was created in 2018 to assist four El Paso nonprofits that provide shelter, legal services, advocacy and other support for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S. — Annunciation House; the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee; Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services; and Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center.

To donate, visit the Migrant Families Relief Fund web page.

The screening will take place  at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 in the Foundation Room, 333 North Oregon. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are a suggested donation of $50, available at the El Paso Community Foundation web page and at the door if available.

Alamo Drafthouse to Host Ron Stallworth during Blackkklansman Q&A

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.

 

 

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