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Movies like Spike Lee's 'Chi-raq' aren't Chicago's real problem

Memo to anyone still hyperventilating somehow over how the war zone allusion of "Chiraq," "Chi-raq" or whatever spelling Spike Lee is using for his Englewood movie might not reflect well on Chicago:

Amazon Pushes to Deliver More Prime Time

Between series like “Transparent” and deals with Woody Allen, Spike Lee and the car-show host Jeremy Clarkson, Amazon is nurturing its original programming to build its subscription service.

GIF Six Pack: Sweet, Sweet Water

Zolloc via In the immortal words of Mr. Senor Love Daddy from the Spike Lee joint Do the Right Thing, "I have today's forecast for you: HOT!" It's been one of the hottest years on record, states like California and Texas are suffering...Show More Summary

Chicago As The Colonizers Attempt To Distract Us With "Black Lives Matter" - As Chicago Government Debates Tax Breaks For "Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'" , Black Veterans In The "American Foreign Legion Vow To Patrol The Streets Of South Side Chicago


Alderman's 'Chi-raq' criticism falls flat

A South Side alderman's effort to tweak filmaker Spike Lee for using "Chi-raq" as the title for a movie about Chicago violence fell flat Monday with his colleagues.

Spike Lee Offers 'CHI-RAQ' Preview...In Martha's Vineyard

That's worlds away from the South Side of Chicago and the violence the film tackles. [ more › ]

Seven New York City Streets That Should Be Renamed After Artworks

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Today New York's City Council voted on a proposal to co-name the block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Brooklyn "Do the Right Thing Way" after the Spike Lee joint that was filmed there in 1989.

Ray Allen wears awesome Jesus shirt while hanging with John Calipari

Ray Allen fully embraces the nickname that his role in the Spike Lee film “He Got Game” has left him with. He proved that again on Thursday when he wore an awesome T-shirt while hanging out with John Calipari. The Kentucky coach shared the photo on Twitter: W/Ray Allen, one of the greats. Been following...Read More

Chi-raq filming locations: See them for yourself (interactive graphic)

Spike Lee's latest movie, "Chi-raq," filmed in Chicago for five weeks this summer. By the time the project wrapped July 9, Lee had shot in 18 locations around the city, mostly on the South Side and primarily in the Englewood neighborhood. Equating gun violence in the city with that of the war zone...

La La Anthony Signs On To Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq'; ‘Sleight’ Sets Four

La La Anthony has joined Spike Lee’s Amazon Studios film Chi-Raq. Anthony will play Hecuba, a very strong outspoken feisty woman who is part of a female crew/gang. Chi-Raq is set against the violence in inner city Chicago. Chi-Raq touts...Show More Summary

Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’ Is Not What You Think It Is

Don’t let the name Chiraq fool you. It is not a visual retelling of a Chief Keef mixtape or the latest installment in a Noisey documentary. Spike Lee’s newest project is modern twist of Aristophanes’ Greek play Lysistrata. It just happens to be set in Chicago, hence the name Chiraq. Show More Summary

Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” Will Be Amazon’s First Feature Film

While Amazon battles its “Christmas In July” sale competition with Walmart, the prominent online marketer announced Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq film will be its first feature-length film. Based on the reoccurring violence in the inner-city of the Chicago, Lee’s cast includes

Spike Lee Concludes 'Chi-Raq' Filming, Addresses 'Misinformed' Critics

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Spike Lee has drawn criticism since he announced his forthcoming Chicago-based film, “Chi-Raq.” The film, which reflects a popular nickname coined by local rappers who compare the city’s crime rates to an Iraqi warzone, has been criticized...Show More Summary

Newswire: Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq will be Amazon Studios’ first original movie

Amazon Studios has announced that Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, a drama about Chicago’s gun violence which does not star Kanye West, will be its first original movie production. Chi-Raq was filmed entirely on location in Chicago, and principal photography wrapped last week. Show More Summary

Amazon Lands Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ as Its First Original Movie

The film, about gun violence in Chicago, was acquired by Amazon Studios, which hopes to create a dozen movies a year.

Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-raq’ Will Be Amazon’s First Film

Not to be outdone by Netflix, Amazon is also jumping into the original features game. Their first foray into that realm will be Chi-Raq, Spike Lee‘s contemporary retelling of the classical Greek play Lysistrata. The company’s latestShow More Summary

Amazon Has Its First Original Movie

Amazon Studios says it has acquired Spike Lee's new film as its first Amazon Original Movie. The film, with the working title Chi-Raq, stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, DB Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. Chi-Raq, which focuses on...

?spike lee's chi-raq will be amazon’s first original film

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : Vice: i-D

Reimagining a greek comedy to explore the violence of inner-city Chicago.

Amazon Studios Announces Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq' as First-Ever Amazon Original Movie

Amazon Studios today announced that Spike Lee's next major film (working title, Chi-Raq) is the first-ever Amazon Original Movie produced.

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