Jada Pinkett Smith to walk red carpet with Jason Clarke for 'The Human Contract' at Chicago International Film Festival

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Actress Jada Pinkett Smith to Present the North American Premiere of Her Directorial Debut ‘The Human Contract’
Actor Jason Clarke Also to Walk the Red Carpet on Oct. 28, 2008

Actress/Writer/Director Jada Pinkett Smith (The Women, Madagascar 1 & 2, The Matrix Reloaded) and Actor Jason Clarke (Showtime’s Brotherhood, Death Race, Rabbit-Proof Fence) will walk the red carpet prior to the North American Premiere of The Human Contract, at the 44th Chicago International Film Festival. This Gala screening is presented by Columbia College.

WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28
RED CARPET: 6:30 P.M.
FILM PRESENTATION: 7:30 P.M.

WHERE: AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois, Chicago

The Human Contract, Jada Pinkett Smith’s directorial-debut, is the provocative psychological journey of a successful but repressed advertising executive (Jason Clarke) in full control of his life and career. That is, until he encounters a beautiful and sensual woman (Paz Vega) who introduces him to her world of uninhibited passion and reckless freedom—one not bound by conventional rules. The perfect modern fantasy…passion and sex, exploration and escape…without ties or commitment. As their journey progresses and his once perfect life dissolves, he is forced to confront deep-seated wounds from his past. Ultimately, their relationship becomes a catharsis for truths neither has dared faced before.

Columbia College Chicago, an urban institution committed to open access, opportunity and excellence in higher education, provides innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to more than 12,500 students in over 120 undergraduate and graduate programs, including film & video, art & design, arts management, television, radio, music, interactive multimedia – all within a liberal arts context. Founded in 1890 as a communications school, Columbia College Chicago was revisioned in 1963 as a liberal arts college with a “hands-on minds-on” approach to arts and media education and a progressive social agenda.

Under the current leadership of President Warrick L. Carter, Ph.D., Columbia is aggressively pursuing this mission. Columbia is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college is accredited as a teacher training institution by the Illinois State Board of Education. For further information visit http://www.colum.edu.

The 44th Chicago International Film Festival, October 16 – 29, 2008, presented by Cinema/Chicago, will offer moviegoers the best new films from around the world, with several exciting additions, including a “Festival Village” and the launch of Green Screen, a program celebrating our natural environment, the power and artistry of filmmaking, and the intersection between the two. In its fifth decade, the Festival continues to present special appearances by legendary international actors and directors, along with the impressive film line-up for which the Festival is known. Audiences this year will be captivated by 116 feature films, 38 short and student films, and 18 documentaries from more than 45 countries, showcasing both established and promising new filmmakers. For up-to-date and detailed Festival information, call 312-332-FILM or visit http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com.

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Our exclusive portrait of Jada Pinkett Smith on this red carpet

Jada Pinkett Smith was photographed close up on Oct. 28, 2008 by the HollywoodChicago.com lens while on the red carpet at the North American premiere of her directorial debut “The Human Contact” at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival. See our exclusive Jada Pinkett Smith portrait here!

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