Sheen will be honored at the annual ceremony at AMC River East, which will show a montage of Sheen’s career highlights during the event, as well as his upcoming film, “The Way,” in its entirety. The event will be hosted by WBBM-Ch. 2 Chicago news anchor
Of the pick of Sheen, Mimi Plauché, head of programming for the Chicago International Film Festival, said: "We look for honorees who have made a significant impact on cinematic history. Martin Sheen certainly fits that criteria through the roles he has played in film and the lasting mark he continues to leave on Hollywood.
“This year, with the (October) release of
After the screening, Sheen and his son, Estevez, who directed and stars in “The Way,” will take part in a Q&A with the audience. The crowd is known to be a little on the sophisticated side — as director
The ceremony also has been known to include a surprise guest or two.