Last year, The Gene Siskel Film Center presented Reese Witherspoon with a Reniassance award which we covered HERE, and one of the best events of 2012, this year they will honor Academy award winner and actress Gwyneth Paltrow-MAH.JAH!!! This year’s benefit will be co-chaired by Eda Davidman and Melissa Sage Fadim. All proceeds support the Gene Siskel Film Center’s eclectic film programming as well as lecture series and discussions with visiting scholars and filmmakers. With past honorees that have included some of the most respected actors and directors working in the film industry today, such as Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., George Lucas, Nicole Kidman, John Woo, Michael Mann, William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, Ms. Paltrow will be in great company.
“A Summer Soirèe with Gwyneth Paltrow” will celebrate the esteemed actress and engage her in a discussion of her career and artistic process, complete with a retrospective of film clips from some of her most notable performances. Capping the evening will be the presentation of the “Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award” to Paltrow by SAIC President Dr. Walter E. Massey.
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago proudly presents “A Summer Soirèe with Gwyneth Paltrow” in honor of the Academy
Award ®-winning actress Saturday, June 15 at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson Street. Single tickets range in price from $400 to $1,000 (VIP). Table sponsorships range in price from $5,000 to $50,000. Call (312) 846-2072 for tickets, tables or more information.