SYNOPSIS

Chi-Raq. Set in Chicago, the film is a satire that focuses on the gang violence prevalent in neighborhoods on the city’s south side, particularly the Englewood neighborhood. The story is based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata; a Classical Greek comedy play in which women withhold sex from their husbands as punishment for fighting in the Peloponnesian War.

CHI-RAQ stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. It was the first film to be produced by Amazon Studios.


TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

December 02, 2016

DIRECTOR

Spike Lee

WRITER

Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee (written by) & Aristophanes (play)

COMPANY

Vertigo Releasing

GENRE

Comedy, Crime, Drama

CERT

15

RUNTIME

127 Minutes

CAST