Hughes honoured at Michigan festival

The Breakfast Club director, who was born in the state’s capital of Lansing, received the Michigan Filmmaker Award on the opening night of the Traverse City Film Festival, reports the Associated Press.

Past recipients include actress Christine Lahti and Arachnophobia star Jeff Daniels.

Hughes’ widow, Nancy, and his sons, James and John III, accepted the dedication in his honour, and expressed their appreciation for “the opportunity to acknowledge how Michigan… helped shape his humour and storytelling.”

The 59 year old passed away last year (09) after suffering a heart attack.