Red-Carpet Interview: Gene Siskel Film Center Honors Ethan Hawke

Chicago – Ethan Hawke has made 2018 his year, and on June 7th the Gene Siskel Film Center of Chicago recognized his recent artistic achievements and his career by honoring him with their annual Renaissance Award. The event included a Red Carpet walk, and an on-stage talk with his friend, actor Vincent D’Onofrio.

Ethan Hawke got high praise for his performance in writer/director Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” which was released in May. He portrays the minister of a Christian church that is losing its congregation, except for a young married couple who seeks his counsel. Hawke is also behind the camera as director for “Blaze,” a biography of country singer Blaze Foley, set for release in July.

Ethan Hawke, Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award Recipient, June 7, 2018

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Hawke was born in Texas, but eventually relocated to New Jersey as a child.
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