FINALE: ‘King Richard’ at 57th Chicago International Film Festival CLOSING NIGHT, Oct. 24, 2021

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CHICAGO – It’s CLOSING NIGHT of the 57th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF), and the fest will wrap with “King Richard, the based-on-truth journey of Richard Williams (Will Smith), the father of Serena and Venus (click KING RICHARD for details).

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival closes on the highest note, as it successfully navigated an in-theater/drive in and virtual/online film event. And click CLOSING for the complete line up of the films on October 24th, 2021. See you in 2022!

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King Richard
Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival

EVENT OF THE DAY: BEST OF THE FEST is a line-up of the Award Honorees of the 57th CIFF, repeated throughout the final day (click BEST OF FEST for details).

FILM OF THE DAY: “King Richard” – The Closing Night Film humbly follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever. Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world. Aunjanue Ellis (portrays Oracene Price, the Mother of the Williams Sisters) will make an appearance on behalf of the film.

Trailer for “King Richard” …

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival runs through October 24th, 2021. Click here for schedules and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor, Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2021 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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