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Thursday, January 08, 2015
Gene Siskel Film Center Kicks Off Awards Season with Annual Oscar Nominations Panel, January 15, 2015
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER KICKS OFF AWARDS SEASON WITH
ANNUAL OSCAR NOMINATIONS PANEL, JANUARY 15, 2015
Betsy Steinberg Moderates Panel Discussion Featuring J.R. Jones,
Michael Phillips, Steve Prokopy, Tasha Robinson and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
CHICAGO — The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents the 87th Academy Awards® Nominations PanelThursday, January 15, 2015. Illinois Film Office Deputy Director Betsy Steinberg moderates a lively panel discussion about this year’s nominees with Chicago film critics including J.R. Jones (Chicago Reader), Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune), Steve Prokopy (Ain’t It Cool News), Tasha Robinson (The Dissolve) and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (MUBI and The A.V. Club). This free event
will be held at the GSFC from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and will be followed by a
post event reception featuring wine by City Winery.
“The announcement of the Oscar nominees always spurs lively debate,” said Gene Siskel Film Center Executive Director Jean De St. Aubin.
“Once again, we have assembled a panel of some of Chicago’s most
thoughtful film experts and we look forward to hearing their thoughts on
who will win, who should win and who was egregiously overlooked.”
The Academy Awards® nominations panel is a kick-off event for “Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration,” the Film Center’s annual Oscars viewing party taking place February 22, 2015.
“Hollywood on State: A Red Carpet Celebration”
The Gene Siskel Film Center once again hosts Chicago’s longest-running awards show viewing party for the 87th Academy Awards® February 22, 2015.
The red carpet celebration features glamour, gourmet food and libations
while watching Hollywood’s biggest night on the Big Screen. Hollywood
on State will also once again honor local filmmakers during this
star-studded evening (winners will be announced at a later date).
Doors open at 6 p.m. The 87th Academy Awards® HD Telecast begins at
7:30 p.m. Tickets ($100 General Admission | $200 VIP) can be purchased
online at siskelfilmcenter.org
or by calling 312.846.2072.
Hollywood on State is co-chaired by GSFC Advisory Board members Michelle Cucchiaro and David E. Martin. The event is sponsored by Pure Kitchen Catering, BMO Harris Bank, the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation and Moneris. This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. About the Gene Siskel Film Center
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago celebrates cutting edge film programs, independent and
international cinema, premieres, retrospectives and classic films.
Internationally recognized for its original film programming, the Film
Center is a vibrant cultural destination in Chicago that attracts a
diverse and creative annual audience of over 70,000. www.siskelfilmcenter.org
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers and scholars since 1866, the
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally
accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate
programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also
enables adults, high school students, middle school students and
children to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate
programs and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in
the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an
interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students
unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical
abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the
leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art
Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special
collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional
exhibitions, screenings, lectures and performances. For more
information, please visit saic.edu.
The Gene Siskel Film Center and SAIC are part of The Art Institute of
Chicago. For more information about the Art Institute please visit www.artic.edu