- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. (AP) - The late writer and director John Hughes is being honored at the Traverse City Film Festival.

The Lansing native died last year at the age of 59 and is this year’s recipient of the Michigan Filmmaker Award. It’s given to Michigan natives for their contributions to the art of cinema.

Jeff Daniels and Christine Lahti are past recipients.

The award is to be dedicated posthumously to Hughes during the festival’s opening night on Tuesday.

His wife Nancy and sons James and John III say they “appreciate the opportunity to acknowledge how Michigan … helped shape his humor and storytelling.”

Hughes‘ films include “The Breakfast Club,” “Sixteen Candles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”




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