PRECIOUS Wins Audience Choice Award at Chicago Film Festival!
PRECIOUS has won the Audience Choice Award at the 45th Chicago International Film Festival!
The centerpiece film of the 45th anniversary Chicago International Film Festival, Precious: Based on the Novel â€˜Pushâ€™ by Sapphire, was named the Festivalâ€™s Audience Choice Award winner Friday. â€œLike everyone else whoâ€™s seen it, I was left absolutely shattered by Precious,â€ says founder and artistic director Michael Kutza. â€œWe were proud to honor both director Lee Daniels and actress Gabourey Sidibe at the Festival this year, and weâ€™re thrilled that the Chicago audience responded so well to the film.â€
Precious: Based on the Novel â€˜Pushâ€™ by Sapphire, to be released theatrically by Lionsgate Entertainment, has won audience prizes in Canada and Spain as well as the U.S. The Chicago International Film Festival Audience Award is the fourth audience prize for the film.