Chi-Raq / The Interrupters


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We’re back with an all-new episode and a discussion of two films about gun violence in America.

This week’s new release, Chi-Raq, is a modern adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata and centers on gang violence in Chicago. We discuss writer/director Spike Lee’s newest alongside Steve James’ 2011 documentary The Interrupters, which follows a group of violence interrupters protecting their Chicago community from the seemingly inescapable violence.

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Intro (Start – 1:43)

Chi-Raq (1:43 – 31:05)

The Interrupters (31:06 – 1:04:49)

Closing (1:04:49 – End)

Let us know what you thought of this week’s double feature, and you just might be featured on our next episode! Email us at, tweet us @stillnotrated, or message us on Facebook. We’ll be back in two weeks with a discussion of J.J. Abrams’ highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens and George Lucas’ first feature film THX 1138.

Happy Hanukkah to all of our listeners celebrating… And remember to watch some movies!

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