Chi-Raq, described by Variety magazine as Spike Lee’s “most vital movie in years”, and acclaimed drug trade documentary Cartel Land open our 2016 Weekend Film Series on Sunday, January 17.
A stellar cast including Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Teyonah Paris, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack and Dave Chappelle star in Chi-Raq, a modern-day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes as a searing satire on gun violence in America.
Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land is a harrowing look inside two vigilante groups as they take on the murderous Mexican drug cartels. The film won Directing and Cinematography Awards at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
Both films will screen in the Tradewinds Auditorium of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
You can purchase Weekend Film Series tickets ($15) by calling 294-0204, or by visiting the Oceans Gift Shop at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.