Susan Sarandon will collect the Gold Hugo Award at the 41stChicago International Film Festival's opening night screening of Cameron Crowe'sElizabethtown on Oct6.

Sarandon won the best actressAcademy Award in 1996 for Dead Man Walking,and earned nominations for Thelma & Louise, Lorenzo's Oil, TheClient, and Atlantic City.

Elizabethtown opens through Paramount in North America on Oct 14. Sarandon willnext be seen in Romance & Cigarettes, Irresistible and Mr Woodcock, and is currently filming A Whale inMontana and BernardAnd Doris.

The festival's BlackPerspectives committee announced that Terrence Howard will receive the CareerAchievement Award at the 9th annual tribute programme, which begins on Oct 14.

Howard recently played the lead in Craig Brewer's Hustle &Flow and will take partin an on-stage discussion. His credits include Crash, Ray, Mr Holland's Opus and Four Brothers.

The festival isscheduled to run from Oct 6-20. For more information visit the official websiteat