The directors of “The Last Picture Show” and “12 Years a Slave” are scheduled to be honored this fall at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival.
Fest planners announced Thursday that Peter Bogdanovich will receive the Gold Hugo Lifetime Achievement Award during the Oct. 13-27 fest. Besides “The Last Picture Show” (1971), Bogdanovich made “What’s Up, Doc” (1972), “Paper Moon” (1972) and “Mask” (1985), and appeared on HBO’s “The Sopranos” as Dr. Melfi’s therapist.
McQueen, whose “12 Years a Slave” won the best picture Oscar in 2014, will be the subject of a tribute Oct. 22 as part of the festival’s Black Perspectives program, this year marking its 20th anniversary. Also a visual artist, the British filmmaker has just two other feature credits — “Hunger” (2008) and “Shame” (2011) — and is working on a biopic of singer-activist Paul Robeson.
The festival also revealed 25 of the films scheduled to screen, including new titles by Steve James, Park Chan-Wook, Asghar Farhadi, Paul Verhoeven, Paolo Virzì and Ken Loach. For the full list, see chicagofilmfestival.com.