Chi-Raq
Title
Chi-Raq

Publication Information
Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2015

Physical Description
1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
 
Widescreen.
 
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.

Reading Level
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.

Subject Term
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.

Genre
Feature films.
 
Fiction films.

Added Author
Lee, Spike
 
Willmott, Kevin
 
Cannon, Nick, 1980-
 
Snipes, Wesley
 
Parris, Teyonah,
 
Hudson, Jennifer, 1981-
 
Bassett, Angela
 
Cusack, John, 1966-
 
Jackson, Samuel L.
 
Aristophanes Lysistrata.

Added Corporate Author
Amazon Studios
 
Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks,
 
Lions Gate Films

Summary
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.

System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen (2.39:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1.

Language Note
English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


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