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FACETS Screen Gems Benefit is Sold Out, But Donations are Still Welcome

Thanks to friends and colleagues and supporters of FACETS and the movies, the 2022 Screen Gems Benefit honoring me next Wednesday, September 28th, at the Arts Club of Chicago is now sold out! 

We are so appreciative. And I want you to know that you can still donate to FACETS, Chicago's historic film screening cinematheque and educational non-profit started by the late Milos Stehlik, here. All proceeds from the evening will be directed to the Bross Scholarship Fund supporting under-resourced youth, which provides free access to the Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and to Summer Film Camp.

The distinguished Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune and Filmspotting will be the awards presenter. The wonderful Screen Gems Benefit 2022 planning committee is chaired by Randy Adamsick, Judy Bross, Suzette Bross, Karen Cardarelli (Executive Director of FACETS), Biba Roesch, and Mitch Cobey. 

And once again I would like to thank the  esteemed Honorary Host Committee: Ken Burns, Stephanie Comer, Werner Herzog, Steve James, Barbara Martinez Jitner, Bill Kurtis, Donna La Pietra, Josh Larsen, Elizabeth Nadja, Gregory Nava, Gordon Quinn, Erica Mann Ramis, Brenda Robinson, Richard Roeper, Michael Glover Smith, Brian Tallerico, Regina Taylor and Pepe Vargas. 

Werner Herzog, Chaz Ebert and Milos Stehlik. 

Both Milos and my late husband Roger have stated that through art we can help to fight a climate of hate, threats to the environment and open the world to more empathy. 

To EMPATHY and the MOVIES! And to all of you, Thank You. 

Gifts can be made in support of FACETS and its Bross Scholarship Fund at

Chaz Ebert

Chaz is the CEO of several Ebert enterprises, including the President of The Ebert Company Ltd, and of Ebert Digital LLC, Publisher of, President of Ebert Productions and Chairman of the Board of The Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation, and Co-Founder and Producer of Ebertfest, the film festival now in its 24th year.

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