Chi-Raq (2015 USA), Cert. 15


Director: Spike Lee
Stars: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, Angela Bassett



In gang-war ravaged Chicago, a stray bullet from a night of fighting leaves a young girl dead.



Based in part on the Greek classic Lysistrata, the women from the warring sides refuse their partners sex in pursuit of an end to violence – or, as chanted in the film, “No peace – no pussy” and “Save our babes”.

chi-raq-banner-600The nickname of Cannon’s gang leader, Chi-Raq, is a reference to the unfortunate statistic that in Chicago gang-war related homicides exceed the death toll among American Special Forces in Iraq.


This lengthy and effusive Guardian Review, here includes a link to the trailer 


The (US) Trailer can also be seen below


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 31st January 2017

Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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