AFI fetes Penn clan

Event will include a tribute to the late patriarch of family

The Penn family, including Sean, Chris and Michael Penn, Aimee Mann, Robin Wright Penn and Eileen Ryan Penn, will receive the American Film Institute’s Platinum Circle Award Oct. 1 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

Luncheon event will include a tribute to the late patriarch of the family, producer, writer, helmer and thesp Leo Penn.

The Platinum Circle Award is presented to a family the AFI considers to have had a significant creative influence on the entertainment industry. Previous winners include the families of Debbie Reynolds, Walter Matthau and Henry Fonda.

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