CHI-RAQ Trailer from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

This trailer is amazing. This film looks great and the Greek story of Lysistrata is something I’ve always wanted to see in film (and quite frankly in real life except in South Africa’s case, rape), it looks like a great marriage of greek comedy and black reality.  The film is a first time collaboration between Amazon and a filmmaker.  I think they funded part of this film and are releasing it on their website, something set to compete with Netflix.  This is a futuristic marriage where content will find its way to the world without needed the likes of theaters to screen it. It’s a good thing I think.

I’m so glad the actress from Dear White People, Tehyona Parris is in the lead in between a truly exciting cast including Angela Basset, Samuel L Jackson, Nic Cannon, John Cusack,  Jennifer Hudson, Dave Chapelle and Kanye’s West’s song. I can’t wait for December 4th.

After watching this, I forgive Spike Lee’s appearance at Digital Edge.

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