Only a few tickets left for the FACETS Screen Gems benefit on Wednesday, September 28 | Parties and Awards

Roger called FACETS a temple to great cinema and a treasure for Chicago and the nation. And I’m so happy to see that FACETS Executive Director Karen Carderelli and the Board and staff continue to provide an outlet for the International Children’s Film Festival, as well as working with other organizations to support independent cinema.

I am also grateful to the widow of Milos, Elizabeth Nadja, and all the filmmakers and philanthropists who remain committed to the cause. Milos said the world won’t heal itself but teaching good movies can help. Both Milos and Roger said that through art we can help combat a climate of 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 supporting disadvantaged youth, which provides free access to the annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and summer film camp. The event includes an open bar and dinner, the special tribute event, a paddle raise and a silent auction. Tax-deductible tickets start at $300 for a single ticket and go up to $10,000 for a Producer Sponsor Package which includes 10 VIP tickets and main 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 sending an e-mail [email protected]or by calling (312) 560-3879. Donations can also be made to support FACETS and its Bross Scholarship Fund at

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