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Interviews: 53rd Chicago International Television Awards on Mar. 23, 2017

Chicago –The 53rd Chicago International Television Awards, a companion celebration to the Chicago International Television Festival – and presented by Cinema/Chicago, the organization who presents the Chicago International Film Festival – will take place Thursday, March 23rd, 2017, and will honor entertainment reporter Dean Richards, advertising guru Joe Sedelmeier and the newly-formed-but-already-influential Amazon Studios. The entire television festival will take place from March 21st to the 23rd at the AMC River East 21, and screenings are free and open to the public. Click here for a complete schedule and details.

The 2016 Awards, given in April of last year, were conferred through Michael Kutza, Artistic Director and Founder of the Chicago International Film Festival, and were “The Commitment to Excellence in Television Productions,” which was given to HBO; the “Career Achievement Award,” that went to actress Regina Taylor; the “Chicago Legend Award,” given to local ABC 7 Chicago broadcaster Janet Davies; and the “Chicago Award
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Legendary 'The Good The Bad & The Ugly' star Eli Wallach passes away at 98

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Legendary 'The Good The Bad & The Ugly' star Eli Wallach passes away at 98
98 years old. Remarkable. I can't imagine making it to 98. I can't imagine the breadth of life experience you could have in that amount of time. Eli Wallach leaves behind a truly great filmography and a family life that is enviable, having been married to the same woman, Anne Jackson, since 1948. She had a hell of a filmography herself, and they had three children together. I am in awe of anyone who can build a life that solid for that long, never mind someone who works in the film industry, where relationships are, at best, impermanent, and at worst, inconsequential. Wallach will leave an amazing legacy onscreen, but he was part of something larger, a total shift in the way acting was approached, and telling his story is telling the story of that paradigm change. He was part of that first wave of Method actors who made the jump from their
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Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Peckinpah, Hayley Mills, Pola Negri: Packard Campus Screenings

A victim in Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1972 thriller Frenzy What do Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Peckinpah, Hayley Mills, and Pola Negri have in common? Well, all four film celebrities will have their work featured this week at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va. Note: Hitchcock and Pola Negri have one less thing in common. Frenzy and The Moon-Spinners have been canceled. Instead, the Packard Campus will screen Hitchcock’s 1941 suspense melodrama Suspicion, starring Cary Grant and Oscar winner Joan Fontaine, and Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Sam Peckinpah’s Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), follows a bartender and his sex-worker girlfriend as they embark on a journey after a $1m bounty on the head of the Alfred Garcia of the title. Roger Ebert calls Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia "a weird, horrifying film that somehow transcends its unlikely material.
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