Chicago connection! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2016

This Is Not Chiraq

2015, Lawrence Lee Wallace and The SpinArtist, USA, 70 min. With Eric Lane, José Santiago, Simeon Henderson.

Show Times

  • Fri, Aug 19th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 24th 8:30pm

Chicago becomes a battleground for two gangs looking to dominate the streets in this series pilot that aims to portray a more complex human reality than the controversial CHI-RAQ. “We are living what Spike Lee is trying to sell with his story,” says writer/producer William Pierce. Just home from prison, Marshawn Adams (Lane), the youngest son of a pastor and brother to a police officer (Henderson), signals a new era for the Black Hustlers, a gang in direct conflict with drug-dealing matriarch Kika, whose son Diablo (Santiago) heads the Spanish Angels. The film was shot entirely on Chicago’s South Side with a team combining local acting talent, recent film school grads, and gang members. DCP digital. (BS)

AUGUST 19 & 24: Executive producers Rodger Jackson and Noel Occomy, director Lawrence Lee Wallace, actors Eric Lane, José Santiago, Simeon Henderson, and additional cast and crew will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.