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Spike Lee holds 'Chiraq' details close to the vest

When Spike Lee took the stage late Saturday at City Winery for the second of his two appearances that night, a question hung in the air. Would he open up about "Chiraq"? Slated to begin work in Chicago several weeks from now, the film...Show More Summary

Spike Lee wants to name his film 'Chiraq'? Chicago can handle it

Moviemaking in this town is usually a welcomed event. City Hall is more than happy to showcase the beauty and vitality of Chicago. You know, City of Big Shoulders, Second City, Chi-town.

Millionaire Spike Lee: I Want $3 Million In Taxpayer Assistance To Make My Next Film “Chiraq”

Spike Lee has put his hand out for a 3 million dollar payday to ease the budget for his latest flop blockbuster – a ridiculous story about violence in the

'Chiraq,' Proposed Spike Lee Film, Draws Backlash From Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn a hailstorm of criticism in Chicago. The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight black-on-black gun violence in the city's Englewood neighborhood, has caught the attention of the city’s alderman William Burns and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Show More Summary

Chicago's Mayor Wants Spike Lee to Change Chiraq Movie Title 

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't too pleased with the title of Spike Lee’s upcoming Amazon movie Chiraq. During a meeting on Wednesday, Emanuel said he spoke with Lee about the movie, and Lee told him it was about the violence in Chicago’s Englewood section.

Soothsaying: 7 Moments From Spike Lee’s ‘Bamboozled’ That Predicted Life In 2015

7 Moments From Spike Lee’s ‘Bamboozled’ That Predicted Life In 2015 Bamboozled is one of Spike Lee’s most underrated but great films of all time. The movie about a modern-day minstrel show came out in 2000 and is a great

Hey Spike?

Go f#$% yourself: If filmmaker Spike Lee plans to call his next movie “Chiraq” — an inner-city tale of black-on-black violence filmed in Englewood — he might want to think twice about asking taxpayers to kick in a multimillion dollar tax break, Ald. Show More Summary

Try Not to Cringe at This Lost Microsoft Smartwatch Ad Starring Spike Lee

?Long before Apple’s smart watch existed, Microsoft had its own called the SPOT Watch. You’ll have to time travel back to 2004, because that’s when it hit the shelves with the world’s most 2004 commercial ever. It starts with some dopey James Bond-wannabe looking guy lost in a Las Vegas casino for about a minute and a half. Show More Summary

Millionaire Spike Lee Wants $3 Milllion In Taxpayer Assistance To Make His Next Film “Chiraq”

Spike lee is seeking $3 Million in corporate welfare tax payer assistance to make his next film entitled “Chiraq”. DNAinfo reports: On Wednesday, the South Side alderman asked Lee’s representatives at a meeting with the Illinois Film Office and city … Continue reading ?

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he had an 'honest, frank conversation' with Spike Lee to let the movie director know..."

"... that he doesn’t like, 'Chiraq,' the working title of Lee's coming movie on black-on-black violence based in Chicago’s crime-ridden Englewood community."Emanuel didn’t say whether he asked Lee to change the name.... But the mayor...Show More Summary

Spike Lee Clashes With Emanuel Over 'Chiraq' Film Title, Requests Tax Break

Spike Lee wants a $3 million tax break for his forthcoming film 'Chiraq' and Mayor Emanuel expresses his reservations regarding the title of the film. [ more › ]

Rahm Emanuel Dings Spike Lee Over Chiraq

Rahm Emanuel is not a fan of "Chiraq" as a nickname for Chicago —and he's really not a fan of the idea of Chiraq as the title of a film about black-on-black violence in the city. He told Spike Lee—the director behind Chiraq— as much yesterday, the Chicago Tribune...

What's wrong with the title 'Chiraq'

It's no surprise that Rahm Emanuel doesn't want director Spike Lee to use the title "Chiraq" for the film he's planning about violence in the poor, black Englewood neighborhood. Mayors don't like anything that puts them or their cities in a bad light, and likening the South Side to Fallujah does...

Rahm Emanuel Has a Problem with Spike Lee’s Movie Titled Chiraq

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Recently re-elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with director Spike Lee this morning to argue over his latest movie titled Chiraq, which Emanuel wasn't a fan of, for obvious reasons.

Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's 'not happy' about 'Chiraq' movie title

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure with the film director’s decision to call a movie he's planning to film "Chiraq," which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term

Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie here called "Chiraq" ruined Aaron Pierce's mood Thursday. "I'm just really concerned about using that name," said Pierce, a South Side rapper who started an "Anti-Chiraq" social media campaign and also runs a mentoring program for public school students. Show More Summary

9 Black Movies at NYC’s Tribeca Film Festival You’ll Want to See

The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival is coming to New York City April 15-26, and it features a handful of films highlighting some of the diverse stories inside the black experience. There is a short by Spike Lee and a feature film by one of his protégés, Michael Larnell; documentaries about Mary J. Show More Summary

‘Chiraq’ Movie By Spike Lee About Chicago Already Causing Controversy [Video]

No sooner did The Wrap report that notable director Spike Lee has been tapped by Amazon Studios to make a movie titled Chiraq did the controversy and backlash begin to grow online because of the movie’s title. It wasn’t Lee who coined the Chiraq word, however. Show More Summary

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