Melvin Van Peebles will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achivement Award at the 5th annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival which will run from April 18-21.

Van Peebles, who is a Chicago native and who turns 81 years old this year, along with his award, will be the subject of special film section accompanied by a conversation with him. And, as an extra added bonus, he will perform at a concert, as well at the festival.

The festival will showcase some70 films and videos from more than 20 countries, as well as an expansion of the festival’s live music section, presenting label showcases, curated concerts, and innovative live multimedia events.

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By Sergio