Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Actress Helen Mirren and spouse Director/Producer Taylor Hackford were honored at the Cinema/Chicago 2017 Spring Gala (Chicago,IL)

(Photo © Linda Matlow/PIXINTL)

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.
The Chicago International Film Festival is the nation’s oldest competitive Festival, and over the course of its history, has brought a “who’s who” of international legends and luminaries to Chicago, including Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, George Cukor, Bette Davis, Tom Cruise, John Travolta, François Truffaut, Margarethe von Trotta, Taylor Hackford, Oliver Stone, Richard Attenborough, Sophia Loren, Nicholas Cage, Susan Sarandon, and many more.

Pictured above:
Actress Helen Mirren and spouse Director/Producer Taylor Hackford were honored with Gold Hugo awards presented by Michael Kutza(right)  at the Cinema/Chicago 2017 Spring Gala held at the Lowes Chicago Hotel. Dame Mirren is wearing a black lace dress by designer Shiatzy  Chen. 

(Photo © Linda Matlow/PIXINTL. All rights reserved.)

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