The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announced that actress Alfre Woodard will be honored with a Career Achievement Award as part of the 21st edition of the Festival's Black Perspectives Program.
The award will be presented Saturday, Oct. 21, at a special event during the Festival to be held at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St., at 6 p.m. The "Tribute to Alfre Woodard" will feature an onstage discussion with the actress, showcasing clips highlighting her decades-spanning career.
Woodard's body of work includes her Oscar-nominated performance in Cross Creek, 12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War, Annabelle, Mississippi Grind, HBO's Mandela, Grand Canyon and many other projects. In addition to her acting career, Woodard is a longtime activist; for example, she co-founded Artists for a New South Africa, an organization dedicated to ending apartheid and advancing democracy and equality.
Tickets are $15, and are available by calling 312-332-FILM ( 3456 ) or visiting www.chicagofilmfestival.com/event/tribute-alfre-woodard/.