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Tributes

The Chicago International Film Festival honors the work of incomparable film artists from across genres and disciplines.

Headshot: Gael García Bernal

TRIBUTE: GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL

Saturday, Oct 26 @ 6:00pm w/ screening of Chicuarotes

Gifted actor-turned-director Gael García Bernal returns to the Festival with his daring second feature, Chicuarotes, the latest achievement in a distinguished career on both sides of the camera. Following his breakout role in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s drama Amores Perros, he starred in such acclaimed films as Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También and Walter Salles’ The Motorcycle Diaries, more recently lending his voice to the animated hit Coco and headlining the award-winning series Mozart in the Jungle. He made his feature directorial debut with 2007’s Mexico City-set social drama Déficit, which also screened at the Festival. Join us as we pay tribute to his incredible career and iconic talent.

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BLACK PERSPECTIVES TRIBUTE

Saturday, Oct 19 @ 7:45pm w/ screening of Clemency

The Festival’s Black Perspectives Tribute celebrates the leading lights and emerging stars of Black film. At this year’s 23rd edition of the program, the Festival honors the late Randy Crumpton, who was a tireless supporter of Black filmmakers from around the world, and chaired the Black Perspectives committee for 20 years, and presents a special Artistic Achievement Award to Clemency director Chinonye Chukwu.

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