Film Series: Chi-Raq

2015. USA. Dir: Spike Lee. With Teyonah Paris, Nick Cannon. 127 min.

 

Lysistrata comes to Chicago’s South Side, as the local women refuse sex in protest against the growing gang violence that plagues their community. Lee’s welcome return to form is bold and dynamic, packed with music, humor, and a who’s-who cast (including Samuel L. Jackson as a one-man Greek chorus) to declare a still-urgent social message. Part of the CFILM Awareness Series.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5