Chicago-trained filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. gets career achievement award

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On Friday, October 11, during the 49th Chicago International Film Festival, writer/director/producer and Columbia College grad George Tillman, Jr. (“Barbershop,” “Barbershop II,” “Roll Bounce”) will accept a career achievement award at the 17th annual Black Perspectives Tribute.

A red carpet event at AMC River East 21 kicks things off at 6 p.m., after which there’ll be a screening of Tillman’s new film “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.” The movie, starring Chicago-born Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson, opens in limited release that same day. Hudson also is scheduled to be on the red carpet with Tillman and at his tribute.

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