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Uniform Title Chi-Raq (Motion picture)
Title Chi-Raq [videorecording] / 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.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Allendale Branch DVD    CHI    DUE 11-30-20
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch DVD    CHI    Claims Retd
Description 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround 5.1 Dolby Digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video rda
Motion pictures lcgft
System Details DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen 16x9 (2.39:1) aspect ratio; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Cast Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson.
Credits Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; editors, Ryan Denmark, Hye Mee Na ; original music score, Terence Blanchard ; choreography, Maija Garcia.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2015.
The q in the title appears as a diamond with a peace symbol in it.
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.
Note Bonus features: "The making of Chi-raq" featurette; Deleted scenes; Extended scenes; "We gotta do better" music video by Kevon Carter.
Audience MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use.
Subject 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.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Lee, Spike, film director, screenwriter.
Willmott, Kevin, screenwriter.
Cannon, Nick, 1980- actor.
Snipes, Wesley, actor.
Parris, Teyonah, actor.
Hudson, Jennifer, 1981- actor.
Bassett, Angela, actor.
Harris, Steve, 1965- actor.
Lennix, Harry J., actor.
Sweeney, D. B. (Daniel Bernard), 1961- actor.
Cusack, John, 1966- actor.
Jackson, Samuel L., actor.
Blanchard, Terence, composer (expression)
Libatique, Matthew, 1969- director of photography.
Denmark, Ryan, editor of moving image work.
Garcia, Maija, choreographer.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Aristophanes. Lysistrata.
Amazon Studios, production company, presenter.
Roadside Attractions (Firm), production company.
Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks, production company.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Standard No. 031398240068
Music No. 48624 Lionsgate

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