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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 ongoing violence in Chicago’s South Side – creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.

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From Ann Hornaday at Washington Post:

The through-line of Chi-Raq is a sense of crisis that Lee refuses to reduce to binary causes, but interprets in terms of history, economics and psychology, as well as the personal, political and spiritual. Full Review

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