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Slideshow, Audio: Opening Night for ‘Marshall’ at 53rd Chicago International Film Festival

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Marina Squerciati poses with ‘Chicago P.D.’ co-star Patrick John Flueger.

CHICAGO – On the night before the nationwide opening of the new film “Marshall,” the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival was alive with the premiere Red Carpet event – both for the start of the Festival and for the film and its stars. Chadwick Boseman, Sterling K. Brown, Jussie Smollett and John Marshall (the son of Thurgood Marshall, the subject of the film) all walked the carpet.

The cast, crew and John Marshall all spoke to HollywoodChicago.com, with the following interviews taking place on October 12th, 2017.

In PART ONE of the Red Carpet interviews, Chadwick Boseman talks of the challenges of portraying Thurgood Marshall, Sterling K. Brown (“This is Us”) gives perspective on his character of Joseph Spell and Jussie Smollett (“Empire”) talks about his experiences on playing poet Langston Hughes.

In PART TWO, Reginald Hudlin, director of “Marshall,” talks about how important the film was for him, Marina Squerciati (Stella Friedman in “Marshall”) offers her insight on performance and John Marshall, the son of Thurgood Marshall, remembers his iconic father.

Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

  1. CIFF1: Chadwick Boseman portrays Thurgood Marshall in ‘Marshall.’
  2. CIFF2: Sterling K. Brown portrays Joseph Spell in ‘Marshall.’
  3. CIFF3: Jussie Smollett is poet Langston Hughes in ‘Marshall.’
  4. CIFF4: Reginald Hudlin is the director of ‘Marshall.’
  5. CIFF5: John Marshall is the son of Thurgood Marshall.
  6. CIFF6: Marina Squerciati is Stella Friedman in ‘Marshall’ and Kim Burgess on ‘Chicago P.D.’
  7. CIFF7: Marina Squerciati poses with ‘Chicago P.D.’ co-star Patrick John Flueger.

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival take place through October 26th, 2017. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets. “Marshall” opens everywhere on October 13th. Featuring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Jussie Smollett and Marina Squerciati. Written by Jacob and Michael Kosoff. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Rated “PG-13”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Writer, Editorial Coordinator

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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