Chi-Raq: Spike Lee, Aristophanes & Lysistrata

Jun 1, 2016

Talk by award-winning screenwriter and professor Andrew Horton on the recent film by the critically acclaimed American film director…

The poster of "Chi-Raq"

The Hellenic American Union and Hellenic American College (HAEC) in collaboration with the Hellenic American University (Manchester, NH, USA) present a talk in English on the inspired by "Lysistrata" film, “Chi-Raq”, by the Professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma, author and award winning screenwriter, Andrew Horton.

Directed by the African-American filmmaker Spike Lee, "Chi-Raq" (2015) is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes. Set in Chicago, the film is a satire that focuses on the gang violence. Dr. Andrew Horton says, “Spike Lee has made powerful fiction and documentary films about African-American life and lives in America embracing hard truths but also lively culture and humor. But this past year, he took on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata and co-wrote with Kevin Willmott a touching and hilarious film. Long live Aristophanes and strong humor with a social/political purpose even if the wars in Greece did not cease nor the killings in Chicago, but….long live humor and hope!”

Information

Organizer Hellenic American Union, Hellenic American College (HAEC)
Venue Hellenic American Union Theater
Start Date 01/06/2016
End Date 01/06/2016
Starting Time 19:00
Type Talk - Presentation
Participants Andrew Horton
Languages: EN
Interpretation Provided: No
Registration Required: No
Reservation Required: No
Admission Fee Admission is free
Last Update At: 2016/06/06 - 15:06:22

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