Loud, lurid and barnstormingly entertaining, Chi-Raq is Spike Lee’s hip-hop musical adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy, Lysistrata by Aristophanes. Set in present day Chicago’s Southside, where gang violence has got out of hand, the plot begins with a tragedy when a child is killed by a stray bullet. Lysistrata, partner of local rapper and gang leader Chi-Raq, leads a group of women in a radical solution. The message to all men is stop the violence or women will withhold sex from their partners. Featuring an all star cast including the inimitable Samuel L Jackson as narrator.
Map reference: SE 283351 Lat: 53.81143 Long: -1.57168
By Car From the city centre: Follow signs for A660 to Skipton (which after about a mile turns into Woodhouse Land). From north Leeds: Follow signs to A660 (Otley Road), Hyde Park is in between Headingley and Leeds city centre.
By Bus From the city centre: The 56 runs frequently and stops right outside the cinema. Alternatively take the 1, 28, 95, 96, 97 or 97A and get off at Hyde Park Corner. Or thake the 18 or 18A and get off at Cardigan Road.
By Train Take the train to Burley Park Station and take the Cardigan Road exit then follow directions to the cinema.
Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station