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Angela Bassett

Chi-Raq

Spike Lee’s provocative musical interpretation of the Greek comedy Lysistrata.

Image from Chi-Raq

USA 2015
Dir Spike Lee
With Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Angela Bassett, Samuel L Jackson, John Cusack
127min
Digital
Certificate 15

Director Spike Lee invokes the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata in this provocative musical intervention on warfare in the streets of Southside Chicago. When an innocent child falls victim to a stray bullet, Lysistrata (Parris) challenges the values of boyfriend Chi-Raq (Cannon), inspiring neighbourhood women to stage a sex-strike, and sparking a movement protesting racial injustice and violence in America.

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