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Gwyneth Paltrow to be honored at Gene Siskel Film Center
Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow will be honored with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s 2013 Renassiance Award at a gala benefit on June 15 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago.
The event, “A Summer Soiree with Gwyneth Paltrow,” celebrates the actress’ critically acclaimed film career, including a discussion and retrospective film tribute.
“The diversity of characters she has portrayed on the screen, from the deft romance and comedy of ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and “Sliding Doors,’ to her heart-rending performances in ‘Proof’ and ‘Contagion,’ is truly impressive,” said Siskel Film center executive director Jean de St. Aubin in a statement. “Audiences have come to know Ms. Paltrow from the honesty and intelligence she exudes and we look forward to hearing about her inspirations and favorite memories when we celebrate her many accomplishments.”
Past honorees have included Reese Witherspoon, Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., George Lucas and Nicole Kidman, among others.
Individual tickets, $400-$1,000 are available by phone at (312) 846-2072. Proceeds benefit the Siskel Center’s film programming as well as lecture series and discussions with visiting scholars and filmmakers.