Release date:December 4, 2015
Studio: Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions
MPAA Rating:R (for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use)
Screenwriters:Spike Lee, Kevin Willmott
Starring:Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Teyonah Parris, D.B. Sweeney, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
"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 Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.