CIFF honors Kevin Kline with Career Achievement Award

Kevin Klein

Versatile, multi-honored, Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Kline,  whose body of work spans four decades, from comedy to serious dramas, will receive a well deserved Lifetime Career Achievement Award from the 50th annual Chicago International Film Festival,  June 28 at the Four Seasons Hotel.

Bill Kurtis will lead the conversation with Kline, with clips showcasing some of his memorable performances, and a special salute with other special guests.

The annual Summer Gala celebration starts at 6 p.m. with a Red Carpet outside the hotel at 120 E. Delaware. A lavish reception is at 6:30 p.m. is also when silent auction bids can be made, and a live auction and dinner commence at 7:30.

Tickets are $400 by phoning 312/683-1212, ext. 131.

Summer Gala co-chairs are CIFF long-time board members and supporters Jeanne Randall Malkin and Penelope Steiner.

Call for entries: Deadline for entries is Friday for the 50th anniversary festival, Oct. 9-23.  Films are being accepted in the competitive categories of features, feature-length documentaries, documentary shorts, short films and student films.

Note also many specially targeted categories: New Directors Competition; After Dark, horror films, edgy animation and dark comedies; Out-look, LGBTQ-themed films; Black Perspectives and City & State, Illinois-made films and the Chicago Award to the year’s best local film.

For entry information click here.