Quad 1



122 mins

Out Now To Own

After a child is accidentally killed in a gang shooting, a group of women led by Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) organize a protest against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside: They will withhold sex from their men until they agree to lay down their arms. Lysistrata's lover, rapper/gang leader Demetrius (Nick Cannon), retaliates by intensifying his feud with gang lord Cyclops (Wesley Snipes). Lysistrata's movement challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world, and raises tensions in the already violent neighbourhood.
Chi-Raq is an incendiary film about gang culture and gun control in the US, directed by Academy-Award® winner Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X) and also features an A-list cast including John Cusack, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson.