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Gene Siskel Film Center honors George Lucas

Evening to be Guest-hosted by Actor, Director and Writer Jon Favreau

The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago proudly presents "An Adventure with George Lucas," in honor of Academy Award-nominated director and writer George Lucas on Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Four Seasons Chicago (120 E. Delaware Place). Lucas will engage in a discussion led by guest-host – actor, director and writer – Jon Favreau. Tickets are now on sale.

A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the "Gene Siskel Film Center Visionary Award for Innovation in Filmmaking" to Lucas by SAIC President Wellington Reiter.

"It is a true privilege to have an icon of Lucas' stature as our honoree this year," says Jean de St. Aubin, executive director, Gene Siskel Film Center of the SAIC. "Lucas' pioneering and daring spirit has helped to transform Hollywood into a high-tech, modern enterprise which very much reflects the Gene Siskel Film Center's mission of presenting movies that feature the latest technology, and invites audiences to take on the challenge to explore new ground in cinema."



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