Three days after the Chicago premiere of Spike Lee's much-discussed movie "Chi-Raq," a provocatively titled but strikingly hopeful film about the scourge of gun deaths in Chicago, a Cook County judge brought about the release of a devastating video wherein one of the young African-American men...
Spike Lee stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss his upcoming film Chi-Raq. The film, a modern adaptation of Aristophones' Lysistrata, depicts women from Chicago denying men in their city sex to stop gang violence. Lee, confident his film will be shown on every college campus in... More »
Spike Lee’s new film, Chi-Raq, spins off the Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, in which Athenian women vow to withhold sex until their men end the Peloponnesian War. Lee’s modernized version is set in South Side Chicago, where more Americans have died than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. Show More Summary
"I'd like to say this: What's happening on college campuses today, you know, with what happened at the University of Missouri where the football players got together and said unless the president resigns, they weren't going to play... Show More Summary
The filmmaker is back at the top of his game with this incendiary look at life in a gang-ravaged Chicago. Don’t come to Chi-Raq looking for a carefully articulated, plot-driven exposé into America’s gang and gun cultures. Oh, a message...Show More Summary
On the Colbert show, he also talks gun control and Laquan McDonald
In the wake of the Laquan McDonald tape, the legendary filmmakers latest opus is more timely than ever.
Ahead of the release of his new joint CHI-RAQ, director Spike Lee predicted sex strikes across the country and reacted to the release of yet another police violence video out of Chicago.
I liked Spike Lee’s new movie “Chi-Raq,” the story about the gang wars and all the lives lost in the war zone that is Chicago. The politicians and Chicago Mayor
'Film director Spike Lee’s knowledge of film history is deep and is no stranger to sharing his lists of must-see movies for aspiring filmmakers. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown spoke with Lee ahead of the release of Chi-Raq, a modern reimagining of the Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata set in modern-day Chicago neighborhoods rattled by gang violence.' -- +PBS NewsHour
Nick Cannon, in town Monday for the star-studded press conference about Spike Lee’s film “Chi-Raq,”... The post ‘Chi-Raq’ star Nick Cannon: ‘These young men [on Chicago’s South Side] are crying out’ appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.
"I don't want anyone coming to this film thinking Spike Lee says that if you do A, B, C, D, E, F, then the ills of all Chicago will be fixed." [ more › ]
Here are some first impressions from critics on how Chicago is portrayed by a New York filmmaker. [ more › ]
Spike Lee, I call bullshit. …
After months of hand-wringing by elected officials about the movie's title and speculation its premise would make light of Chicago gun violence, the city got its first look at Spike Lee's film "Chi-Raq" on Sunday at a Hollywood-style premiere at the Chicago Theatre. Stars of the film, including...
Spike Lee Movie Inspires Women To Sex Strike In “Real Life” Chiraq April Lawson says she was inspired by Chiraq’s movie trailer after witnessing hundreds of black men camp out to buy shoes amidst Chicago’s worsening criminal violence. We agree
Note: This is not a review of Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq." Controversial from the minute the title went public, the upcoming Dec. 4 release from Amazon Original Movies held its press screenings in Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C., earlier this week and was shown to the Chicago media Friday....
"Seeing Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq" trailer, it all came together for me. When I finished seeing it, I realized we need an actual sex strike." [ more › ]
The film is premiering in the city this Sunday with stars Jennifer Hudson, John Cusack, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes and more expected to attend. [ more › ]