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Film News: Hollywood Icon Jane Fonda to be Honored by Cinema/Chicago on July 29, 2017

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CHICAGO – Two time Oscar winner Jane Fonda will grace the Windy City, as she accepts a Career Achievement Award from Cinema/Chicago, and will participate in a tribute night on Saturday, July 29th, 2017. The event will take place at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, and will feature an on-stage conversation with Fonda, moderated by Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times. The evening is sponsored by SAGE Private Wealth Group, and includes partners American Airlines, Sound Investment AV, Chloe Wine Collection and Wansas Tequila.

Jane Fonda is part of Hollywood royalty, the daughter of Henry Fonda and the sister of Peter Fonda. She studied at Vassar College and was a member of the Actors Studio in New York City, before making her film debut in “Tall Story” (1959). The 1960s were an ingenue era for her, as she appeared in “Sunday in New York” (1963), “Cat Ballou” (1965) and “Barefoot in the Park” (1967). She changed her image to sex symbol with the cult film “Barbarella” (1968), before embarking on a run of great character roles which included her Oscar Best Actress wins for “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978). She took 15 years off – from 1990 to 2005 – before finding a niche again in films and television, with prominent roles in “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013), HBO’s “The Newsroom” and Netflix’s popular “Grace and Frankie.”

Actor Icon Jane Fonda to be Honored by Cinema/Chicago
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Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Their programs include the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago International Television Festival, the CineYouth Festival, international screenings, and a year-round education program. Celebrating its 53rd edition October 12-26, 2017, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America’s longest running competitive film fest.

“A Tribute to Jane Fonda” begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, July 29th, 2017, at Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, 221 North Columbus Drive, Chicago. For more information, about the event and Cinema/Chicago, click here.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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