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Free screening of ‘Chi-Raq’ at Fleetwood-Jourdain

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A free screening and discussion about Spike Lee’s controversial movie about violence in Chicago, “Chi-Raq,” will be held Jan. 16 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center.

The screening will begin at 4 p.m. at the Center, located at 1655 Foster St.

Linda Gates, Head of Voice at Northwestern University's Department of Theatre, who has directed and translated “Lysistrata,” the Aristophanes play on which the movie is based, will present opening remarks.

The discussion after the film will be led by Lesley Williams of the Evanston Public Library.

“Chi-Raq” has an MPAA rating of R and no one under 17 years of age will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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