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Cinema/Chicago honored two of the film industry’s most celebrated artists, Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren and Academy Award-winning director Taylor Hackford. Hackford and Mirren married, having met when Hackford directed Mirren in the 1985 film “White Nights,” which had its world premiere at the Chicago International Film Festival that year. The star-studded evening featureed a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner and an intimate discussion. Award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis hosted the evening, which will include an on-stage conversation with Mirren and Hackford giving insights into their individual careers.