Chi-Raq / Amazon Studios ; produced and directed by Spike Lee ; written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee ; Amazon Studios presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee Joint.

Standardized Title:
Chi-Raq (Motion picture)
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertianment, [2016] , ©2016
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
African American political activists -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Women and peace -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Gangs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Violence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Drama.
Children -- Death -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Aristophanes -- Film adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Feature films -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen 16x9 (2.39:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1.
digital optical surround 5.1 Dolby Digital
video file DVD video
Chi-Raq is a modern day 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 organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South Side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson.
Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; editors, Ryan Denmark, Hye Mee Na ; original music score, Terence Blanchard ; choreography, Maija Garcia.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
The q in the title appears as a diamond with a peace symbol in it.
Bonus features: "The making of Chi-raq" featurette; Deleted scenes; Extended scenes; "We gotta do better" music video by Kevon Carter.
Lee, Spike, film director, screenwriter., Screenwriter
Willmott, Kevin, screenwriter., Screenwriter
Cannon, Nick, 1980- actor., Actor
Snipes, Wesley, actor., Actor
Parris, Teyonah, actor., Actor
Hudson, Jennifer, 1981- actor., Actor
Bassett, Angela, actor., Actor
Harris, Steve, 1965- actor., Actor
Lennix, Harry J., actor., Actor
Sweeney, D. B. (Daniel Bernard), 1961- actor., Actor
Cusack, John, 1966- actor., Actor
Jackson, Samuel L., actor., Actor
Blanchard, Terence, composer (expression), Composer
Libatique, Matthew, 1969- director of photography., Cinematographer
Denmark, Ryan, editor of moving image work., Editor
Garcia, Maija, choreographer., Cinematographer
Amazon Studios, production company, presenter., Presenter
Roadside Attractions (Firm), production company., Producer
Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks, production company., Producer
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), publisher., Publisher
Publisher Number:
48624 Lionsgate
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