CIFF to honor directors Bogdanovich and McQueen

Pete Bogdanovich

Two tributes will be paid to iconic award-winning film directors at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival coming up Oct. 13-27.

Pete Bogdanovich (“The Last Picture Show”) will receive a Gold Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award and in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of CIFF’s Black Perspectives, a tribute will be paid to British filmmaker, Oscar and BAFTA-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”).

Bogdanovich’s attendance will be accompanied by a special presentation of Bill Teck’s “One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American Film.” Steve McQueen will discuss his film career, followed by a party and party at the Chez event space 247 E. Ontario, Oct. 22.

On the local side, a restored “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” returns to the festival, where it had first premiered, on Oct. 14 for a 30th anniversary celebration. Director John McNaughton and cast members (which starred Michael Rooker as the evil Henry) reuniting on stage, at the AMC East theatre.

Steve James’ new documentary, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” will screen Oct. 18, part of Kartemquin Films’ 50th anniversary celebration, at the AMC East theatre.

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