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
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 -- 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
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