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Hull Independent Cinema presents: Chi-Raq

Spike Lee | 2016 | USA | 15 | 127 mins

A modern day adaptation of “Lysistrata” by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women organise against the ongoing violence.

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 a gang-leader’s beautiful girlfriend Lysistrata organise against the on-going violence in Chicago’s Southside by pledging to withhold sexual contact from their partners. In doing so, they create a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

Won three awards including Best Independent Film at African-American Film Critics Association. Nominated for seven prizes at the Black Reel Awards, winning for Best Actress.

Chi-Raq is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).

“A Molotov cocktail of laughs and anger, Chi-Raq is a powerful state of a nation address. The result is the most creatively exciting Lee has been in a decade.” Olly Richards, Empire Magazine

“Spike Lee’s latest is an extraordinary confection: a satire written in verse, set to rap, gospel and hip-hop music, based on an Ancient Greek play moved to Chi-Raq, a nickname for present-day Chicago.” Kate Muir, The Times

Programme details

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7:30pm: Programme starts

9.50pm: Programme ends

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Suitability

15+

Venue

Middleton Hall
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX
01482 465341

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