Amazon Prime will also debut its original docuseries 'The New Yorker Presents' later this month with 'Lost in Translation,' 'Men in Black,' Michael Keaton's 'Batman' and past seasons of HBO's 'Girls' and 'The Newsroom' rounding out the streaming selection. READ MORE
The 'Chi-Raq' director-producer believes the president should be addressing Chicago's gun violence more: "I was glad he mentioned it, along with Sandy Hook and the other places. But Chicago is the homicide capital of America." READ MORE
Grammy-winning Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard, who has scored all of Lee's movies since 1991's 'Jungle Fever,' says of working with the director, "Spike has his own sound and his own vision, and I just try to deal with his cinematic language." READ MORE
The Mother Theresa biopic 'The Letters' also opens nationwide, while the specialty box office sees the debut of Spike Lee's 'Chi-raq' — the first feature from Amazon Studios — 'Lady in the Van,' 'Macbeth' and 'Youth.'
The movie is the first title from Amazon Studios, which is partnering with Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate to bring 'Chi-Raq' to cinemas willing to play the movie before it airs on Amazon Prime.