Tickets: Black Perspectives Tribute - Forest Whitaker
Throughout his career, Forest Whitaker has displayed exceptional talent and versatility in Hollywood blockbusters, television, and acclaimed independent films, including The Last King of Scotland (for which he won an Oscar®), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Good Morning Vietnam, Bird, Platoon, and The Crying Game. The rich variety of his contributions to cinema have earned him the Festival’s Career Achievement Award, placing him alongside such luminaries as Morgan Freeman, Spike Lee, Halle Berry, and Sidney Poitier. Join us as we celebrate this illustrious actor with film highlights from his most memorable performances, followed by a conversation about his career.
For the VIP experience, consider purchasing a Tribute and After-Party ticket that will admit you to the two-hour reception at theWit following the Tribute. Guests wil party the night away at theWit Hotel’s Wilde Ballroom with tasty hors d’oeuvres, bubbling Stella Artois and smooth Grey Goose vodka.
Saturday, October 9 Chase Auditorium | 10 S. Dearborn St. 7:30 pm Tribute
theWit Hotel I 201 N. State St. 9:30 pm After-Party Wristband required for entry
The Black Perspectives Program Founded in 1997 through collaboration with director Spike Lee, this program showcases films that celebrate the richness and diversity of black cultures around the world. • Black Perspectives Tribute: Forest Whitaker • Black, White and Blues • I Will Follow • Legacy • Mooz-lum • The Place In Between • Thunder Soul