Chi-Raq

Director: Spike Lee Run Time: 127 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015

Starring: Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside by withholding sex until the men of Chicago lay down their arms, challenging the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

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