Cinematique Presents: "Chi-Raq"

Dec 18, 2015

Monday-Wednesday, January 25-27, 7 pm

Wednesday, January 27, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Chi-Raq is a modern day satirical 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 (Teyonah Parris) organize against the on-going violence and two opposed gang leaders (Nick Canon and Wesley Snipes) in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex, and violence in America and around the world. (Rated R, 1 hour 58 minutes)

“Erupting like a scalding geyser from the ground right beneath our feet, Spike Lee's daring, dizzying, sympathetic, symphonic, vital, vehement Chi-Raq is the most urgently 2015 movie of 2015.” Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly

“Urgent, surreal, furious, funny and wildly messy, the movie sounds like an invitation to defeat, but it's an improbable triumph that finds Mr. Lee doing some of his best work in years.” Menohla Dargis, The New York Times