Chi-Raq is the latest Spike Lee joint. The film was met with controversy from the title to the content. Based on Aristophanes’s Lysistrata, the film explores gang violence in the south side of Chicago. Take a look at the trailer and let us know what you think of it.
Chi-Raq is a 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 Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
- Teyonah Parris – Lysistrata
- Nick Cannon – Chi-raq
- John Cusack – Fr. Mike Corridan
- Samuel L. Jackson – Dolmedes
- Wesley Snipes – Cyclops
- Angela Bassett – Miss Helen
- Jennifer Hudson – Irene
- Harry Lennix – Commissioner Blades
- La La Anthony – Hecuba
Chi-Raq is scheduled for a limited release in theaters on December 4, 2015. Tickets are available here. Afterward it will be available on Amazon Instant Video.