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TRIBUTES

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

Headshot: Kathryn Hahn

Tribute to Kathryn Hahn

Glass Onion screening and Career Achievement Award presentation
Tuesday, October 18 at 6pm | Music Box Theatre

Emmy-nominated actress Kathryn Hahn will soon be seen in the upcoming Netflix film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery portraying Claire Debella, a Connecticut governor running for senate. She is currently in production on Hulu’s limited series Tiny Beautiful Things based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Cheryl Strayed. She will soon begin production on Marvel’s Agatha: Coven of Chaos, which will debut on Disney+ late 2023. Recent television credits include Apple’s The Shrink Next Door as well as HBO’s Mrs. Fletcher; recent film credits include Private Life, Bad Moms, and Captain Fantastic.

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Headshot: Anna Diop

Tribute to Anna Diop

Nanny screening and Rising Star Award presentation
Friday, October 21 at 6pm | AMC River East 21

Senegalese-American actress Anna Diop delivers an unforgettable performance in Nikyatu Jusu’s highly-anticipated thriller Nanny. She brings tremendous nuance and depth to the role of Aisha, an immigrant piecing together a new life in New York City forced to confront a concealed truth that threatens to shatter her precarious American Dream. Winner of this year’s Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Nanny is set to premiere theatrically in November. Also celebrated for her work as Starfire in the DC Universe live-action series Titans on HBO Max and on the FOX series 24: LEGACY playing opposite Corey Hawkins, Diop is a gifted talent whose career holds tremendous promise. The Festival is honored to present Diop with the Rising Star Award.

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Headshot: Jonathan Majors

Black Perspectives Tribute to Jonathan Majors

Devotion screening and Artistic Achievement Award presentation
Saturday, October 22 at 7:45pm | AMC River East 21

Jonathan Majors cemented himself as the Hollywood actor to watch following his on-screen debut in 2017’s ABC miniseries When We Rise. Since then, the actor, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has delivered unforgettable performances in such films as Spike Lee’s epic war film Da 5 Bloods, Jeymes Samuel’s blood-soaked Western The Harder They Fall, and the critically acclaimed television series Lovecraft Country—Majors’ portrayal of Atticus Freeman earned him his first Emmy nomination. Now, the actor, who is poised for mainstream blockbuster success as the villainous Kang in the next slate of Marvel films and stars in J.D. Dillard’s Devotion as Jesse Brown, the first Black man in U.S. Naval history to become a fighter pilot. The Festival is proud to present the gripping Korean War drama and to salute Majors with a special in-person tribute and Artistic Achievement Award. Join us as we honor this singular performer.

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