Geraldine Chaplin, Alfonso Arau expected at Chicago film festival

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The list of honorees at the 2016 Chicago International Film Festival has grown to include actress Geraldine Chaplin and actor-director Alfonso Arau.

In addition to the previously announced Peter Bogdanovich and Steve McQueen, all are expected to attend events in their honor during the Oct. 13-27 fest.

Chaplin, known for her roles in “Doctor Zhivago” and “Nashville,” is scheduled to accept a career achievement award and discuss her career Oct. 15 at Essanay Studios, 1345 W. Argyle, where her father, Charlie Chaplin, shot his first film. Chaplin won the festival’s Silver Hugo for Best Actress in 2014 for “Sand Dollars.”

Arau of “The Wild Bunch” and “Romancing the Stone” is set to receive the artistic achievement award at an Oct. 17 screening of “Like Water for Chocolate,” the 1992 hit he directed.

The festival also announced remaining titles in its World Cinema selection, including the world premiere of “The Daughter” (“La Hija”) by Argentina’s Luis Sampieri, and Steve Gukas’ Nigerian Ebola drama “93 Days,” starring Danny Glover (scheduled to attend).

Tickets for festival events go on sale Sept. 21 for members of Cinema/Chicago, which stages the festival, and Sept. 23 for the general public. For ticket information and other festival offerings, go to www.chicagofilmfestival.com.


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