Posts tagged "Gene Siskel Film Center"

Scarlett Johansson reveals her favorite film role, what she loves about Chicago and working with Woody Allen

Interviewing ScarJo...omg. (Photo by Mila Samokhina)
I’ve been very fortunate to interview quite a few impressive celebs in the course of my career, people like Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Turner, Christopher Walken, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Arkin, Woody Allen, Morgan Freeman, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, Aretha, Colin Farrel, Kristin Chenoweth, Robert Downey, Jr., and so many more.... Read more »

Scarlett Johansson to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award

Scarlett Johansson to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will celebrate one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses when it honors Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson, Thursday, June 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.). “Celebrate Scarlett” will pay tribute... Read more »

Mark Ruffalo honored with Renaissance Award at Gene Siskel Film Center Gala

Mark Ruffalo charms gala crowd.
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) once again saluted a leader in cinematic artistry when it honored two-time Academy Award nominee and all-around cutie Mark Ruffalo with the Renaissance Award at The Ritz-Carlton on June 6.  More than 350 guests attended the festive evening that... Read more »
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Mark Ruffalo to receive Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center

Mark Ruffalo to receive Renaissance Award from Gene Siskel Film Center
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will once again salute a leader from the world of cinema when it honors two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, on Saturday, June 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) The evening will celebrate Ruffalo’s accomplishments as... Read more »

Advanced Style: Women 50+ celebrated in unique fashion documentary

Advanced Style:  Women 50+ celebrated in unique fashion documentary
I didn’t know what to expect from this documentary, Advanced Style.  I knew I loved fashion, I know I’m over 50, but sometimes these sorts of films can get going in the wrong direction.  Some see aging and fashion as being mutually exclusive.  This film definitely dispels that notion. Based on street style photographer Ari... Read more »

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)
“Is that necklace real?  Because if it is, let’s get out of here!”  This was Morgan Freeman’s first comment to me at the annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala at the Ritz-Carlton recently.  He was a sheer delight, not only to me, but to all of the reporters on the Red Carpet.  Sadly, this isn’t... Read more »
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Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award

Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award
The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will honor Academy Award-winner Gwyneth Paltrow with its prestigious Renaissance Award Saturday, June 15, 2013 at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson Street.) “A Summer Soirèe with Gwyneth Paltrow” will celebrate the esteemed actress and engage her in a discussion... Read more »

Watch Chicago's Oscar Fun at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Watch312.com!

Watch Chicago's Oscar Fun at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Watch312.com!
What a great night in Chicago for fashion and film!  The Gene Siskel Film Center was the place to be on Oscar night!  As the only officially sanctioned event in Chicago by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, “Oscar Night America-Chicago” was a sellout for the Center with more than 300 people in... Read more »

My Playboy Memories of Hef & his Loves from the Past Decade (Christmas Cards & Pics)

Hef’s 2008 Christmas card with the Shannon twins. (Pic by Ruth Cruz) All of this hoopla over Hef’s engagement got me thinking about his past loves so I went back through my Christmas cards from him to see who he’s featured throughout the years.  These cards have been a chronicle of his life and loves... Read more »
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Hefner Coming to Chicago October 29th to Screen his Documentary!!

Hugh Hefner with documentary director Brigitte Berman. Hef is returning to his hometown on Friday, October 29th, and will appear at the screening of his latest documentary, “Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel” at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State!  The film, directed by Oscar winning documentarian Brigitte Berman, concentrates on his status... Read more »