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The Resource Chi-Raq, produced and directed by Spike Lee ; written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee ; Amazon Studios presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint

Chi-Raq, produced and directed by Spike Lee ; written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee ; Amazon Studios presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint

Label
Chi-Raq
Title
Chi-Raq
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Spike Lee ; written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee ; Amazon Studios presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint
Title variation
Chiraq
Contributor
Actor
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Production company
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Matthew Libatique ; editors, Ryan Denmark, Hye Mee Na ; original music score, Terence Blanchard ; choreography, Maija Garcia
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for strong sexual content including dialogue, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
Language note
English dialogue; optional English and Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997.2
LC item number
.C45 2016
PerformerNote
Nick Cannon, Wesley Snipes, Teyonah Parris, Jennifer Hudson, Steve Harris, Harry Lennix, D.B. Sweeney, Angela Bassett, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1980-
  • 1981-
  • 1965-
  • 1961-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lee, Spike
  • Willmott, Kevin
  • Cannon, Nick
  • Snipes, Wesley
  • Parris, Teyonah
  • Hudson, Jennifer
  • Harris, Steve
  • Lennix, Harry J.
  • Sweeney, D. B.
  • Bassett, Angela
  • Cusack, John
  • Jackson, Samuel L.
  • Aristophanes
  • Amazon Studios
  • Forty Acres & a Mule Filmworks
  • Lions Gate Films
Runtime
127
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Gangs
  • Violence
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Chi-Raq, produced and directed by Spike Lee ; written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee ; Amazon Studios presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2015
  • Widescreen (2.39:1, 16x9)
  • Special features: "The making of Chi-raq" featurette; deleted scenes; extended scenes; "We gotta do better" music video by Kevon Carter
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 127 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 031398240068
  • 031398240068
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11504807
Publisher number
  • 48624
  • 11504807
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932346378
  • (Sirsi) o932346378
  • (OCoLC)932346378
System details
DVD; region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Chi-Raq, produced and directed by Spike Lee ; written by Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee ; Amazon Studios presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; a Spike Lee joint
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2015
  • Widescreen (2.39:1, 16x9)
  • Special features: "The making of Chi-raq" featurette; deleted scenes; extended scenes; "We gotta do better" music video by Kevon Carter
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 127 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 031398240068
  • 031398240068
Other physical details
sound, color
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11504807
Publisher number
  • 48624
  • 11504807
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn932346378
  • (Sirsi) o932346378
  • (OCoLC)932346378
System details
DVD; region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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