Special Showing

Chi-Raq

Sunday, November 24 at 7:30pm

Williams College '62 Center for Theater and Dance and Williams College Department of Classics present a free screening of this Spike Lee joint.

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Chi-Raq

Starring: Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson

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 Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2 hours 7 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Comedy, Musical

“Bitches, it’s always a good month in America for an antigun movie. The newest, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, might be the best ever. It’s sexy, brash, and potent — a powerful weapon in its own right.”

– New York Magazine

Presented by Williams College '62 Center for Theater and Dance and Williams College Department of Classics