The Chicago Tribune Honors Alum Barbara Scharres's Cinematic Legacy

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Barbara Scharres and Hong Kong action star Chow Yun-fat in 1994. Image: Chicago Tribune
Publication Date: 
January 12, 2021

In honor of her retirement, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Barbara Scharres (MFA 1972) on her 45-year career at the Gene Siskel Film Center. During her time as programming director, Scharres introduced Chicago audiences to cinema from around the globe, championing films from Hong Kong, Iran, South Korea, Latin America, and Africa.