Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica, Linda, Alice, and Belle take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. 

Festival Opening Night Film Premiere

Runtime: 128 min

 

 

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Dress worn by Viola Davis to the 2015 Emmy Awards ceremony Credit: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Viola Davis