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Teyonah Parris Delivers a Monologue That Gets to the Core of ‘Chi-Raq’s’ Message in New Clip from the Film

Teyonah Parris Delivers a Monologue That Gets to the Core of 'Chi-Raq's' Message in New Clip from the Film

Two days to go! Spike Lee’s much-discussed next joint, "Chi-Raq," will be released this Friday, December 4, courtesy of Amazon Studios – their first in-house feature film, in a deal that involves both Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate (noteworthy, as both have previously teamed up on prestige film fare).

The film’s solid cast includes rising star Teyonah Parris and multihyphenate and Nick Cannon, as well as lauded veterans like Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Harry Lennix, Steve Harris, Wesley Snipes, and D.B. Sweeney. Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson also features.

"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 (played by Parris) 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.

Spike Lee directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Kevin Willmott (writer and director of the woefully underseen 2004 mockumentary, "C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America") – an effort to shed light on the very serious, but often overlooked issue of violence in inner city Chicago.

A new clip from the film has been released, featuring star Teyonah Parris delivering a monologue (in verse of course) that summarizes what the movie is all about! Watch it below.

Spike Lee is at it again!Check out our exclusive red-band trailer for ChiRaq The Movie – in theatres this Friday! Get tix:

Posted by AMC Theatres on Tuesday, 1 December 2015

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Wow, it sounds like spike did it again! lol


Don’t waste your time on this. It’s bad…real bad. The little nuggets of true wisdom and real talk are lost in an ocean of mess and madness. Trying to stay true to the greek tragedy poem makes the dialogue hard to understand/follow. The acting is horrible, and the movie is FILLED with things we all complain about when it comes to Black films.

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