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'Chi-Raq': Spike Lee tries to change the gun debate, with comedy and anatomy

'Chi-Raq': Spike Lee tries to change the gun debate, with comedy and anatomy

Shortly before ‎the premiere of Spike Lee's “Chi-Raq,” a new satire-melodrama about gun violence and a subgenre all its own, the activist Al Sharpton stood up to address the audience.

“A lot of people always cause controversy when Spike comes out with something,” Sharpton said on Tuesday night at the Ziegfeld Theatre here, introducing a film that issues a unique type of warning about the availability of guns. “And then you know it’s right.”

Less than 24 hours later those words would prove prescient as multiple shooters...

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