Anna Marie Wilharm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago Humanities Festival Announces Closing Event
For 25th Anniversary Fall Festival
Hollywood Icon to Discuss Her Memoir Watch Me
Friday, Nov. 14 at First United Methodist Church
Tickets on Sale Today to CHF Members and on Sept. 24 to the Public
CHICAGO, IL—Sept. 23, 2014—Today the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced an added event with Hollywood icon Anjelica Huston on Friday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at The Chicago
Temple (77 W Washington St), to culminate the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys. The famed actor, director, model, and writer will discuss her forthcoming memoir Watch Me with CHF Program Director (and former WBEZ host) Alison Cuddy. Tickets range from $20–$35, with book and ticket packages also available. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today to CHF Members and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Tickets can be purchased at chicagohumanities.org or by calling the CHF Box Office at (312) 494-9509 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to have Anjelica Huston as the finale of our 25th Anniversary Fall Festival,” said CHF Program Director Alison Cuddy. “To bookend this event with two fabulous female icons—kicking off with rising star Lena Dunham and wrapping up with legendary artist Anjelica Huston—has made our 25th year truly memorable.”
Academy Award-winning actress and director Anjelica Huston is well known for her roles in Prizzi’s Honor, The Grifters, The Addams Family, and The Royal Tenenbaums. She has received honors from the National Society of Film
Critics; the Independent Spirit Awards; and the Golden Globe Awards; as well as multiple Oscar, BAFTA, and Emmy awards and nominations. Huston most recently starred on the hit TV show Smash.
Huston is the author of two memoirs: the previously published A Story Lately Told, and the forthcoming Watch Me (Nov. 11, 2014). The first installment, A Story Lately Told, detailed her enchanted childhood and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent actress in New York. The second volume, Watch Me, explores her relationship with Jack Nicholson, her rise to stardom, her work with the greatest directors in Hollywood, and her love affair with her husband.
The program will be moderated by CHF Program Director Alison Cuddy. Before coming to the Festival, she spent more than 10 years at WBEZ 91.5 FM. There she helped launch Odyssey, a nationally syndicated talk show of arts and ideas, hosted the flagship morning program Eight Forty-Eight, and reported on arts and culture. She currently hosts Strange Brews, a podcast about the culture and community around craft beer.
The Anjelica Huston event will culminate the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival, with more than 100 programs that will explore the theme of Journeys, Oct. 25–Nov. 9, 2014. Huston joins the lineup of over 200 presenters, including, David Brooks, Lena Dunham, Chaz Ebert, Renée Fleming, Darlene Love, Paula Poundstone, Anne Rice, Eric Schlosser, Wallace Shawn, and Patti Smith. Tickets to the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival are on sale now at chicagohumanities.org/journeys.
Tickets to Anjelica Huston on Nov. 14 are $35, with discounted tickets available for CHF Members, and a limited number of discounted student/teacher tickets. Book and ticket packages are also available. Huston tickets will go on sale today at 10 a.m. to CHF Members and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Tickets can be purchased at chicagohumanities.org or by calling the CHF Box Office at (312) 494-9509 Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To become a member, visit supportchf.org.
SAVE THE DATES:
Oct. 6, 2014 – Lena Dunham: Not That Kind of Girl [SOLD OUT]
o Part of the Elaine and Roger Haydock Humor Series
Oct. 21, 2014 – The 25th Anniversary Gala Benefit
o Honoring John and Jeanne Rowe
o Featuring a public program with David Brooks, part of the Karla Scherer Endowed Lecture Series for the University of Chicago
Oct. 25–Nov. 9, 2014 – The 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival
o Oct. 25 – The fourth annual Morris and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Northwestern Day on the Northwestern University campus
o Oct. 26 – The eighth annual Hyde Park Day on the University of Chicago campus
Nov. 14, 2014 – Anjelica Huston