A graduate of Columbia College Chicago, George Tillman, Jr. shot his first feature, Scenes For The Soul (1994), in Chicago. He then wrote and directed the critical and audience favorite Soul Food (1997), followed by Men Of Honor (2000), Notorious (2009), and Faster (2010). His credits as a producer include Barbershop (2002) and Beauty Shop (2005).
Alongside a screening of his new film, The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete, the Festival will honor Tillman with a Career Achievement Award, with Q&A to follow.
After-Party will take place at the W Hotel on Lake Shore (Ticket to the Film + After-Party = $50)