Bod Brief: Phi Alpha Theta to show ‘Chi-Raq’

Review Staff Report

The Washburn history department’s honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, will premiere Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq” Monday Feb. 1. The movie will begin at 7 p.m. in Henderson 100 and there will be a discussion led by Kevin Willmott after the film. Willmott co-wrote the script and is an associate professor of film studies at University of Kansas.

“Chi-Raq” is a modern day adaptation of “Lysistrata,” a comedy by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. The film explores gun violence, red-zoning of black neighborhoods by banks and gentrification in Chicago. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Basset, Jennifer Hudson, John Cusack, Wesley Snipes, Dave Chapelle and Nick Cannon, and employs a mish-mash of styles, including musical numbers.

For more information, contact Tom Prasch at (785) 670-1892 or [email protected].