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Film News: Gene Siskel Film Center to Honor Four Filmmakers at ‘Hollywood on State’ on Feb. 26, 2017

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CHICAGO – As Chicago evolves as a film town, so do its parties. The annual “Hollywood on State” gathering, put together by the Gene Siskel Film Center, is enhancing their Oscar watching event by honoring four prominent and emerging Chicago filmmakers – Lonnie Edwards, Lori Felker, Jennifer Reeder and Michael Smith. For more details, and to be a part of the magical evening, click here.

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Watch the 89th Academy Awards at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Photo credit: SiskelCenter.org

Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema, as vital part of the school’s offerings, and as a continuous celebration of the cinema for the general public. The Film Center’s programming includes specialized film festivals, trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and discussions with filmmakers and media artists. The Film Center was renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film critic, Gene Siskel.

“Hollywood on State,” an 89th Academy Awards viewing party, is presented by the Gene Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 North State Street, Chicago, on Sunday, February 26th. For more information about this vital and essential Chicago film culture center, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
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HollywoodChicago.com
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