Director George Tillman Jr. To Be Honored At Chicago Int'l Film Fest’s Black Perspectives Tribute
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Director George Tillman Jr. To Be Honored At Chicago Int'l Film Fest’s Black Perspectives Tribute

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Writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. will be honored with a Career Achievement Award at the 17th Annual Black Perspectives Tribute on Friday, October 11 at

this year’s  49th annual Chicago International

Film Festival.

Jennifer

Hudson, who stars in Tillman’s latest film The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, which will screen at at CIFF as well, will also be on hand for the gala red carpet tribute.

Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International

Film Festival Michael Kutza, in announcing

the award said, that as a producer, George Tillman, Jr. has played an important role

in opening the doors of Hollywood to a new generation of African-American

filmmakers and artists.

He also added that: As a writer and director, Tillman has told

funny, inspiring and heartbreaking stories that capture the energy and

complexity of the African-American experience. We are pleased and honored to

present him with this award and we are also delighted to welcome back past

Black Perspectives honoree Jennifer Hudson to the Festival. Hudson shares

Tillman’s deep love for this city. I am quite sure this evening will be special

for both of them.

Congratulations to George Tillman. Very well deserved!

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