Stars Flock To Chicago For Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ Red Carpet Premiere

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Chicago is the city in the center of the fiery and controversial new Spike Lee joint Chi-Raq, and it hosted the film’s orange-carpet premiere on Sunday, November 22.

Director Lee, along with the star-studded cast and numerous famous Chicagoans, flocked to the infamous Chicago Theater as the movie was screened to select viewers. Celebrities including Nick Cannon, John Cusack, Empire‘s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey, Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson and even Minister Louis Farrakhan all came out to support the satirical flick based on the unforgiving gang violence of the South Side of the city.

Check out exclusive pictures from the premiere:

Nick Cannon - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Nick Cannon – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Teyonah Parris - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Teyonah Parris – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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John Cusack - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

John Cusack – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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'Empire's' Trai Byers and Grace Gealy - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

‘Empire’s’ Trai Byers and Grace Gealy – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Wesley Snipes - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Brian Nguyen

Wesley Snipes – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Jennifer Hudson - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Jennifer Hudson – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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NBC's 'The Voice' contestant Mark Hood - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

NBC’s ‘The Voice’ contestant Mark Hood – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Harry Lennix - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Harry Lennix – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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'Windy City Live's' Val Warner - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

‘Windy City Live’s’ Val Warner – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Steve Harris - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Steve Harris – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Minister Louis Farrakhan - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Minister Louis Farrakhan – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Spike Lee - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Spike Lee – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Minister Louis Farrakhan and Spike Lee - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Minister Louis Farrakhan and Spike Lee – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Minister Louis Farrakhan - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

Minister Louis Farrakhan – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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Father Michael Phleger - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater

Father Michael Phleger – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater

D.B. Sweeney - 'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Juan Anthony Images

D.B. Sweeney – ‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
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'Chi-Raq' World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater Photo credit: Brian Nguyen

‘Chi-Raq’ World Premiere, Chicago, November 22, 2015, The Chicago Theater
Photo credit: Brian Nguyen

Chi-Raq will be released nationwide via Amazon films on December 4.

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