SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
December 24

Chi-Raq

Springfield’s final big-screen showing of Spike Lee’s new, conversation-igniting film based on Greek play “Lysistrata” at Moxie Cinema.

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.

“Erupting like a scalding geyser from the ground right beneath our feet, Spike Lee’s daring, dizzying, sympathetic, symphonic, vital, vehement Chi-Raq is the most urgently 2015 movie of 2015.”
– Joe McGovern, Entertainment Weekly
“The movie is angry and horrified and mournful but also warm, sensual, life affirming, and so blisteringly funny that critics and political commentators are sure to blast it as distasteful.”
– Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
“Chi-Raq is a marvel. It’s Lee resurrecting his voice — angry, impassioned, and funny as hell — right when we need to hear it.”
– Amy Nicholson, Village Voice
“”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.”
– David Edelstein, New York Magazine (Vulture)