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Chi-Raq (2015) (HNR) - Anthology Ottawa

Chi-Raq (2015) (HNR)

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Release Date: June 7, 2016.

"Lee returns to engaging, enraged form."

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star.

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 ongoing violence on Chicago's South Side, creating a movement that challenges assumptions about race, sex, and violence in America and around the world. -- (C) Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2015, USA.

Starring Nick Cannon, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, Anya Engel-Adams, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett, Michelle Mitchenor, Ebony Joy.

Directed by Spike Lee.

Genre/Subject: Drama.

"Never subtle, always strident and absolutely necessary."

Bruce Kirkland, Toronto Star.

"Sexy, brash, and potent - a powerful weapon in its own right."

David Edelstein, New York Magazine.


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