Chuck Simpson caught up with the Stars of Chi-Raq including famed film director Spike Lee and Father Pfleger who is depicted by John Cusack in the movie that has caused a bit of controversy over the name and Spike Lee's perceived take on the subject. Check out what happened on the Red Carpet brought to you exclusively by BlackTree TV.
The stars were out in downtown Chicago Sunday night for the world premiere of Spike Lee's latest film "Chi-Raq." While the film has drawn a lot of controversy over its depiction of Chicago and Sunday night, it got the red carpet treatment in the heart of the city.
Just hours before Chi-Raq's world premiere, a fresh sign of the violence plaguing this city when four people suffered serious injuries in a shooting in Chicago's North Lawndale neighborhood. It is the type of violence the movie that premiered Sunday night was supposed to highlight.
For months, Lee has said that before you judge the movie, you need to see it. Sunday night, hundreds of people had that chance. Most people viewing the movie were "regular" Chicagoans, many coming from the South Side.
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