Film celebrates Bernie Mac

January 19, 2012 5:23:22 AM PST
A tribute to beloved comic actor Bernie Mac will take place with a red carpet screening Thursday night of the new documentary about the Chicago performer's life.

It's called "I Ain't Scared of You." Bernie Mac was born and raised on the South Side and got his start on the local standup circuit.

The movie portrays his rise to fame, including interviews with co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, Chris Rock, and Cameron Diaz. The screening is at the Icon Theatre. Bernie Mac was just 50 when he died in 2008.

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