The 53rd Chicago Film International Film Festival honors award-winning actress Alfre Woodard for her wonderful repertoire of work. The special presentation was hosted by Black Perspectives and included a special one-on-one discussion with Woodard on her journey as one of Hollywood’s highly esteemed actresses. Fellow colleagues and friends came out to honor her which included Empire co-star, Jussie Smollett and Golden Globe award-winning actress, Regina Taylor.

Photos by: Mary L. Datcher/The Chicago Defender

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