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CHICAGO, IL -- Cinema/Chicago announced today that rising star Anthony Mackie will be honored Chicago at the annual Black Perspectives tribute on Saturday, October 15th. The 47th Chicago International Film Festival's Black Perspectives Committee will celebrate this gifted actor with film highlights from his most memorable performances and a discussion about his career. Mackie will join past Festival honorees Forest Whittaker, Spike Lee, and Morgan Freeman when he is presented with the Artistic Achievement Award by Michael Kutza, the Founder & Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival. Robin Robinson (Fox News, Chicago) will be the emcee of the evening. 

In just one decade, Anthony Mackie has built an impressive acting resume with standout roles in Academy Award® Best Picture winners Million Dollar Baby and The Hurt Locker as well as Half Nelson, The Adjustment Bureau and Notorious. Mackie has won two Black Reel awards, a Gotham Award, two Independent Spirit Awards and a Screen Actor’s Guild Award. Mackie will next be seen in DreamWorks Pictures’ Real Steel alongside Hugh Jackman, in theatres October 7. 

The Black Perspectives Tribute will be held at Chase Auditorium (10 S. Dearborn St.), with the after-party to follow at Cibo Matto at theWit Hotel (201 N. State St.). Tickets to the Tribute only are on sale now for $15. A VIP Tribute and After-party ticket (includes cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres) cost $50. 

Black Perspectives Tribute partners include: Presenting Partners-- Allstate and Lincoln; Evening Partners: American Airlines, Columbia College Chicago, JP Morgan Chase, Barefoot Wines, Stella Artois, and Brugal Rum. 

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All events, except Opening Night, are at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street. Tickets for the 47th Chicago International Film Festival are on sale now. Opening Night tickets and festival passes may be purchased on the Festival website. All individual tickets must be purchased by phone 312-332-FILM (3456), in person by visiting the Festival box office at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.), or through Ticketmaster. 

FESTIVAL SPONSORS Led by Presenting Partner, Columbia College Chicago, the 47th Chicago International Film Festival’s sponsors include: Premiere Partners-- American Airlines, Lincoln; Producing Partners-- AMC Theaters,  DePaul University's School of Cinema and Interactive Media, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Major Partners-- Allstate, Intersites; Supporting Partners-- Applitite, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Brugal Rum, Kodak, Second City Computers, WBBM, and the Festival's Headquarters Hotel, JW Marriott Chicago. 


Cinema/Chicago is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to encouraging better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. The Chicago International Film Festival is part of the year-round programs presented by Cinema/Chicago, which also include the International Screenings Program (May-September), the Hugo Television Awards (April), CineYouth Festival (May), Intercom Competition (October) and year-round Education Outreach and Member Screenings Program. 

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