Only a few tickets left for FACETS Screen Gems Benefit on Wednesday, September 28 | Festivals and awards

Roger called FACETS a Temple of Great Cinema and a treasure for Chicago and the nation. And I am so pleased to see that FACETS Executive Director Karen Carderelli and the board and staff continue to provide an outlet for the Children’s International Film Festival, as well as work with other organizations to support independent cinema.

I am also grateful to Milos’ widow, Elizabeth Nadja, and to all the filmmakers and philanthropists who remain committed to the cause. Milos said the world won’t heal itself, but that teaching good movies can help. Both Milos and Roger have stated that through art we can help fight a climate characterized by hatred, threats to the environment and open the world to more empathy.

Werner Herzog Chaz Ebert and Milos Stehlik.

All proceeds from the evening will go to the Bross Scholarship Fund, which supports underprivileged youth, providing free admission to the annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and to the Summer Film Camp. The event includes an open bar and dinner, the special tribute event and a paddle raise and silent auction. Tax-deductible tickets start at $300 for a single ticket and range up to $10,000 for a Producer Sponsor Package that includes 10 VIP tickets and Lead Sponsor recognition.

The Screen Gems Benefit 2022 Planning Committee is chaired by Randy Adamsick, Judy Bross, Suzette Bross, Karen Cardarelli, Biba Roesch and Mitch Cobey.

Tickets can be purchased online at emailing john@facets.orgor by calling (312) 560-3879. Gifts can also be made to support FACETS and its Bross Scholarship Fund at

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