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Thursday, December 24, 2015
Gene Siskel Film Center Kicks Off Awards Season with Annual Oscars Nominations Panel Jan. 14 (Chicago,IL)
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER KICKS OFF AWARDS SEASON WITH
88TH ANNUAL OSCAR NOMINATIONS PANEL, JANUARY 14, 2016
Alison Cuddy Moderates Panel Discussion Featuring Film Critics Marilyn Ferdinand, J.R. Jones, Michael Phillips, Steve Prokopy and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents the 88th Academy Awards® Nominations PanelThursday, January 14, 2016. Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago Humanities Festival Alison Cuddy moderates a lively panel discussion about this year’s nominees with Chicago film critics Marilyn Ferdinand (Ferdy on Films), J.R. Jones (Chicago Reader), Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune), Steve Prokopy (Ain’t It Cool News) and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (MUBI Notebook and The A.V. Club). This free event will be held at the GSFC from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a post event reception.
“There is no better place to hear about all of the excitement
surrounding the Oscar nominations than at the Gene Siskel Film Center,”
said GSFC Executive Director Jean De St. Aubin. “Our
esteemed panel of film critics each gives their unique insight and
perspective into the biggest surprises, most shocking snubs and of
course their own predictions for the 88th Academy Awards.”
The Academy Awards® nominations panel kicks-off one of GSFC’s most highly-anticipated events, “Hollywood on State: When You’re the Star.” This annual Oscars viewing party takes place February 28, 2016 and brings the magic of Hollywood to the Windy City.
“Hollywood on State: When You’re the Star”
The Gene Siskel Film Center once again hosts Chicago’s longest-running awards show viewing party for the 88th Academy Awards® February 28, 2016.
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 (honorees will be announced at a later date). Doors
open at 6 p.m. The 88th 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 Eda Davidman and Chuck Droege. The event is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation.
This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
About the Gene Siskel Film Center
Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art
Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual
audience of 80,000. The Film Center’s programming includes annual film
festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures,
premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers,
restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and
insightful provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists.
Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,500 screenings and 100
filmmaker appearances every year. The Film Center was renamed the Gene
Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film
critic, Gene Siskel. Visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org
to learn more and find out what’s playing today.
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has
been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists,
designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts
graduate program ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC
provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as
world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum,
on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s
undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the
freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago
and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as
Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia
O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman. Learn more at 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