•   Reginald Hudlin
  •   United States
  •   Special Presentation


Opening Night Host Presentation

Marshall is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high-profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial that helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.

Opening Night Host Committee

Chair, Jacolyn Bucksbaum
Tarrah Cooper
Randy Crumpton
Glenn Eden
Stephanie Gaines
Corbin Horn
Linda Johnson Rice
Candace Jordan
Michael Kutza
John J. Lanzendorf
Helen Melchior
Lorraine Shoto
Dori Wilson

Supported By:

Evening Sponsors

Logo: Bloomberg - 313x100Logo: Wintrust - 276x100

Reception Partner

Logo: Wansas Tequila 276x100

Event Partner

Logo: Sound Investment - 190x100Lagunitas Brewing

Official Airlines

Logo: American Airlines - 270x100


Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation, Cheri Lawrence, Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation, Penelope R. and Robert Steiner.

Screenings & Tickets

Thu, Oct 12, 2017 7:30 PM
Director Reginald Hudlin; Actors Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown; Producer Paula Wagner

FILM ONLY (general seating)
Start times: 7:30pm | 7:45pm | 8:00pm

$100 includes seating in premium theater and Opening Night after party at the Embassy Suites Chicago
Downtown Magnificent Mile
511 N. Columbus Dr.
Cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres.
Ticket required for entry.

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Film Information

  •  2017
  •  118 minutes

Film Credits

  •  Reginald Hudlin, Paula Wagner, Jonathan Sanger
  •  Jacob Koskoff, Michael Koskoff
  •  Tom McArdle
  •  Newton Thomas Sigel
  •  Chadwick Boseman, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, James Cromwell, Dan Stevens
  •  Chestnut Ridge Productions, China Wit Media, Starlight Media, Super Hero Films
  •  Open Road Films

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