I have never attended a more exciting red carpet event than the one recently hosted by the Chicago International Film Festival. For its 48th event, formidable founder Michael Kutza called in the big guns of show biz who included Al Pacino (with stunning girlfriend Lucila Sola), Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Jon Bon Jovi for the world premiere of their new film, “Stand Up Guys”! You knew this was going to be huge as soon as you pulled up in front of the Harris Theater. For this event, there was even a red carpet OUTSIDE beginning at the curb for this exalted group of legendary stars. And the crowds! OMGoodness! You had to fight your way through the front door and yet cooler heads prevailed inside where the crack PR team from Carol Fox and Associates and the dynamic Film Fest team had everything well in hand. I was even told a PR associate had measured the media spacing on his hands and knees with a ruler! Now that is organization and planning! I was proud to be there representing my ‘Candid Candace Chicago” show for Watch312.com with cameramen Alonzo Stallings and Matt Natale along with social media queen, Ashley Stevenson, who kept the twittersphere buzzing with event pics and info. I saw.......(read more on www.CandidCandace.com!) AND ENJOY THIS VIDEO straight from the Red Carpet!
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