Chi-Raq (2015) (HNR)
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.
"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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