Bob Dylan has been awarded France’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honour, for his contributions to culture and art as a musician and poet. Currently on tour in Europe, Dylan attended a brief ceremony in Paris where France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Aurélie Filippetti, presented him with the distinction. Dylan commented that he was “proud and grateful” for the honor, though had little else to say before his departure. Dylan was previously denied the award for past political stances and personal actions deemed unsuitable for the Legion of Honour.
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If you couldn't make your usual trip to Cannes this year, or your plans for the Toronto International Film Festival fell through, you are in luck. This October brings us the Chicago International Film Festival showcasing 127 feature films, 21 documentaries and 50 shorts from more than 55 countries.
Giuseppe Verdi was born on this date 200 years ago, October 10th 1813. In honor of his bicentenary, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a live performance of his Requiem on their website this evening at 7pm. Also, visit the Audio Visual Department to explore our selection of Verdi recordings and videos.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7PM there will be at the Highland Park Public Library a screening of the documentary titled “Touch Cuba 2012,” filmed by Daniel Kullman of Bitter Jester Creative for Hedwig Dances.
Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer on April 4th, 2013.
He was a screenwriter who wrote several celebrated films. He was a Pulitzer Prize winning film critic who raised the standards of journalism and criticsim to new heights. He will be missed.