One of the best parts of the Chicago International Film Festival is the opportunity to celebrate the filmmakers, producers, actors and actresses who create the movies we showcase every year. This year wass no exception, as we welcome Hollywood legend Geraldine Chaplin for a once-in-a-lifetime tribute to the Silver Hugo winning actress and daughter of Charlie Chaplin and Oona O’Neill.
Essanay Studios – the historic early film studio in the heart of Chicago – hosted an evening of cocktails, hors ‘deouvres and a conversation with Chaplin, star of Doctor Zhivago, Nashville, The Age of Innocence, Bolero, and Talk to Her. Founder and artistic director Michael Kutza joined Chaplin in conversation as she received the Festival’s Career Achievement Award.
This special evening is presented by Wintrust Community Banks, with the support of evening partners Chloe Wine Collection, Stella Artois and Wansas Tequila. Our special thanks to event partner Sound Investment AV and host venue partner St. Augustine College.