Bruce Dern back home to be honored by film festival

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Bruce Dern in “Nebraska,” Alexander Payne’s new film, completely shot in black and white.

SEEN ON THE SCENE: Following the Wednesday night Chicago International Film Festival screening of Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” the movie’s star and North Shore native Bruce Dern joined CIFF’s Michael Kutza and some of his governing board members for an after-party at RL — toasting Dern’s career achievement award from the festival, into the wee hours. “Nebraska,” by the by, was produced by Chicago native Albert Berger (“Little Miss Sunshine,” “Cold Mountain,” “Election”). … Derek Jeter surprised diners when he popped up at lunchtime Thursday at hot River North eatery Siena Tavern. … Fans of “The Bachelorette’s” Ed Swiderski were happy to see him at Mahoney’s Pub & Grille.

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