Chicago Film Festival

October 14, 2009 (CHICAGO) The film's lead actress Gabourey Sidibe walked the red carpet on Wednesday night at the AMC River East Theatre.

Precious is based on the novel Push by Sapphire. It's about a 16-year-old African-American girl who's faced with the challenges of being a teen mother, living with an abusive mother.

The movie also stars Mariah Carey, Mo'nique and Sherri Shepherd.

Oprah Winfrey is one of the movie's executive producers.

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