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Alphabetical April 2015 (Part 2)

As of 1:34 PM central time on April the 19th, I have watched 19½ movies of the 27 I have prescribed for my ‘Alphabetical April… 407 more words


Spike Lee's 5 Biggest Secrets

Spike Lee owned the room at Chicago’s City Winery—on the heels of his controversially-named ChiRaq film—and he stayed true to his gritty reputation.

The visionary director didn’t mince words as he shared colorful anecdotes about his body of work during the event, An Evening of Film, Wine & Music with Spike Lee. 655 more words


Should Spike Lee title his next movie about the violence in Chicago "Chiraq"

Director Spike Lee is making a new film for Amazon studios which has already become the focus for controversy for it’s working title, “Chiraq”. The movie will focus on the Chicago community of Englewood and the “black on black violence that occurs there. 89 more words

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Chicago's Mayor Rahm Asks Spike Lee Not To Name His Film "Chiraq"

On Wednesday, Emanuel met with Lee at City Hall to discuss the filmmaker’s plans to film in the Windy City. “We had an honest, frank conversation,” …

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She's Gotta Have It or: RiverRun and Run and Run


Although there were two films shown last night as”openers” today is the first day of the 17th Annual RiverRun International Film Festival. The Less Desirables… 401 more words

The Less Desirables

Rahm Emanuel on Spike Lee's 'Chiraq': Please change the title

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not pleased with the working title of Spike Lee’s upcoming film Chiraq.

The word, a combination of “Chicago” and “Iraq,” was reportedly coined by locals living in Englewood to describe the violent turn the neighborhood had taken. 244 more words


Father Pfleger Tells Spike Lee Critics That Violence Is The Problem, Not Film Title 'Chiraq'

 (CBS) – Spike Lee is getting support for his controversially titled movie “Chiraq,” about Chicago violence, from a source some may consider unlikely.

Lee plans to set his movie Englewood, one of several violence-plagued neighborhoods that have earned the nickname “Chiraq.” Some feel that name—a blend of Chicago and war-torn Iraq—furthers negative perceptions about the city. 156 more words