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GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER GALA KICKOFF AT FRED'S AT BARNEY'S CHICAGO

GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER GALA KICKOFF AT FRED'S AT BARNEY'S CHICAGO

The kickoff reception for the upcoming Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of The Art Institute of Chicago Gala “An Evening with Reese Witherspoon” was held at the Über chic Freds at Barney’s. The annual benefit which in past years has honored a celebrated and accomplished person in film, will honor Reese Witherspoon with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award .

The kickoff reception was an intimate gathering of Siskel Film center supporters and served as a way for the Gala co-chairs to thank them and also get everyone  excited for what is sure to be a special evening with Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon and conversation led by two time Academy Award® winning director Alexander Payne.

I was truly honored to have been invited and met some really amazing people.  Eda Davidman’s energy at the party was unmatched and she had on the freshest pair of wedges,  tireless supporter and driving force of the Gene  Siskel Film center Ms. Ellen Sandor who is chair of the advisory board was also there. Other guests in attendance included: Dr. and Mrs. Walter Massey, Brad Jarol, Andrea Schwartz and Dr. Steven Stryker, Joel Mengers.

Past extraordinary honorees for the annual gala have included: Robert Downey Jr, Felicity Hoffman Jaime Foxx, George Lucas.

An Evening with Reese Witherspoon will take place Saturday June 23, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton. Click HERE for Tickets and more information.

The Gene Siskel Film Center located right on state street(164 N. State Street) makes it possible and accessible for Chicagoans to enjoy different genres of films from all parts of the world.

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