Spike Lee Drops Amazing Trailer For New Controversial Film “Chi-Raq”
Director Spike Lee’s new film “Chi-Raq,” about Gang Violence and clashes with the police on Chicago’s south side, will be released in theaters on December 4th before heading to Amazon.
The film stars many familiar faces like Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Wesley Snipes, Nick Cannon, Angela Bassett, Jennifer Hudson, Harry Lennix, Dave Chappelle, Steve Harris and D.B. Sweeney.
What makes this film so interesting to me is that given its controversial title, many expected it to be very exploitative and easily fall into the trap of being a typical “hood movie.”
Instead, it appears that we’re getting a very artistic take on topical issues in the community, much like Spike Lee accomplished in the 1980’s with films like Do The Right Thing and School Daze.
On top of that, Chi-Raq is inspired by the Greek comedy Lysistrata, a comic account of one woman’s seemingly impossible mission to end a war. In this case, the war is on the streets of Chicago.
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