Chi-Raq

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    127 mins
  • Release Date
    2015
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Iconic director Spike Lee delivers an explosive modern-day adaption of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. The Washington Post raves, “Lee is propelled by righteous anger that can't help but be infectious. Even at his most reckless, even outlandish, he's on the side of the angels.”
DIRECTED BY:
Spike Lee
WRITTEN BY:
Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott
CAST INCLUDES:
Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett

SYNOPSIS

Chi-Raq is Spike Lee’s modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a Child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by a gang leader’s beautiful young girlfriend Lysistrata organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago’s South Side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

Chi-Raq

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    127 mins
  • Release Date
    2015
  • Countries
    United States
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Spike Lee
WRITTEN BY
Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott
CAST INCLUDES
Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett
Iconic director Spike Lee delivers an explosive modern-day adaption of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago. The Washington Post raves, “Lee is propelled by righteous anger that can't help but be infectious. Even at his most reckless, even outlandish, he's on the side of the angels.”

Chi-Raq is Spike Lee’s modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a Child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by a gang leader’s beautiful young girlfriend Lysistrata organize against the ongoing violence in Chicago’s South Side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

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