'Chi-Raq' Uses Greek Satire To Explore Chicago ViolencePlay
In the new film "Chi-Raq," Spike Lee reinterprets Aristophanes' "Lysistrata" by setting it in contemporary Chicago. A group of women, outraged by the toll of the war between two rival gangs, vow to withhold sex until the gangs talk peace.
NPR film critic Bob Mondello joins Here & Now's Eric Westervelt to talk about the film and its resonance to current events.
- Bob Mondello, film critic for NPR. He tweets @Bob_Mondello.
This segment aired on December 7, 2015.