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Ron Howard to Receive Career Achievement Award

46th Chicago International Film Festival’s Summer Gala, June 12, 2010

Ron Howard to Receive Career Achievement Award

The 46th Chicago International Film Festival will honor Ron Howard with its Silver Hugo Career Achievement Award on June 12, 2010. During the Festival’s annual Summer Gala, the acclaimed actor, producer and director will receive the award, in recognition of his outstanding 50-year career in the film industry. Past recipients of this award have included Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles, Francois Truffaut, Sigourney Weaver, Nicholas Cage, Jodie Foster, Robin Williams and Clint Eastwood.

Ron Howard has had an unmatched career spanning 50 years as a director, producer, and actor. After iconic early roles on generation-defining television shows The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, he earned and maintains a reputation as one of the world’s most admired directors. He has mastered all film genres, including action spectaculars, moving dramas, chilling thrillers, and character-driven comedies. His films—including Splash, Cocoon, Parenthood, Backdraft, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, and Frost/Nixon—have left a significant impact on film history and changed the way we look at the movies.
Join us on this very special night as the Chicago International Film Festival pays tribute to one of this generation’s most popular filmmakers with a selection of film highlights and special guests, culminating in Ron Howard’s acceptance of the Career Achievement Award.

Evening Program

6:30pm     Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, open bar and silent auction.
7:00pm     Red carpet arrivals
8:00pm     Dinner and Live Auction.
9:30pm     Ron Howard's career will be celebrated with a selection of film highlights. Host: A&E Network anchor and award-winning television journalist Bill Kurtis. Career Achievement Award Presentation
10:30pm   After-party by the Lagoon at the South Portico and an exclusive look at the Museum of Science and Industry's newest and most talked about permanent exhibit Science Storms to follow. 

Tickets for the Summer Gala on sale now!

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