- 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
PatronsBaker 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
SCHEDULED TO ATTEND:
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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