Could this finally be his award-given year? In an intimate conversation held at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade theater last week, current Academy Award nominee Spike Lee sat down with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss his six-time-nominated BlackKklansman. 

Although the conversation covers a number of topics (including how Lee's documentary 4 Little Girls caused a necessary and timely stir with the FBI), the discussion was mostly centered around Lee's current film that he happens to be on the "awards campaign trail" for. 

As described in our interview with the film's editor, Barry Alexander Brown, BlackKklansman "retells the true story of Ron Stallworth, the first African-American detective of Colorado Springs who, along with his Jewish partner Flip Zimmerman, infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan in an attempt to squander the plans of the infamous pro-white, pro-Christian hate group, BLACKkKLANSMAN  may not be classified outright as a comedy—much of the dialogue is stomach-churning—but there's a breeziness to the way the film moves that provides the viewer with a high that's equally appealing and appalling."

To watch the nearly one-hour long conversation with Lee, scroll down below.

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