Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq announces its release

VERTIGO RELEASING ANNOUNCES 2ND DECEMBER 2016
THEATRICAL RELEASE DATE FOR

SPIKE LEE’S

CHI-RAQ

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CHI-RAQ is a satirical musical drama film directed and produced by Spike Lee and co-written by Lee and Kevin Willmott.

Set in Chicago, the film is a satire that focuses on the gang violence prevalent in neighborhoods on the city’s south side, particularly the Englewood neighborhood. The story is based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata; a Classical Greek comedy play in which women withhold sex from their husbands as punishment for fighting in the Peloponnesian War.

CHI-RAQ stars Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson. It was the first film to be produced by Amazon Studios.

CHI-RAQ receives its UK Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival
SONIC Gala – 15th October

UK & Ireland Release date: 2nd December 2016

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