The AMC River East 21 movie theatre was the site of the 47th Chicago International Film Festival Summer Gala on Friday, August 19th. So significant was this event that Governor Quinn proclaimed Aug. 19th “Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez Day” throughout the state of Illinois.
I am sure you have seen many articles written on the stars and fashion surrounding this year’s Academy Awards. I have chosen to highlight a personal experience with the talented and award winning Best Actor Colin Firth, a man with a very inviting smile and kind demure.
The Chicago Sun Times features Irene Michaels in an article about the 2011 Oscars.
Together Ron Howard and the Chicago Film Festival have come a long way from their beginnings . Howard said “playing Opie on the “Andy Griffith Show” was a blessing and felt fortunate to be on a show that had so much impact in his future life”.
Before attending the biggest event in Hollywood, “The Oscars” Irene had an opportunity to attend an earlier function at the Beverly Hills Hotel called “The Night of 100 Stars.”
There were several surprises at the Globes this year. Sparkling, romantic and fashion was my take of what was happening on the red carpet this year. Unlike last year’s recession conscious styles.
It has been 45 years since Chicago’s Michael Kutza put on his first film festival. The Chicago International Film Festival has grown to become the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. Some of the biggest names in the business now come every year.