“Astonishing. Up there with Lee's very best.” - Adam Woodward, Little White Lies

“This sprawling, blistering state-of-the-reunion-address is Spike Lee's most vital movie in years.” - Justin Chang, Variety

Monday, November 7 at 6pm | In this ambitious adaptation, Spike Lee reimagines Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” adapting the ancient Greek comedy to a musical set on the streets of Chicago. Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris), the girlfriend of gang leader Chi-Raq (Nick Cannon) persuades the women of the South Side to abstain from sex until their men agree to put down their weapons and end the senseless cycle of violence.

50/50 Series: The Film Center celebrates our 50th anniversary with 50/50, a year-long series presenting a film from each year we’ve been open, Monday nights at 6:00PM. From films that hold significance to the Film Center’s history, to films that were cultural touch points in a particular year, from art house favorites to locally connected stories, 50/50 invites audiences to steep themselves in a history of cinema. View full series here.

Black Harvest Film Festival: Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. The Festival curates both short and feature length films, proudly presenting influential auteurs and emerging filmmakers of color side by side. View full festival lineup.

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