The closing night of Let There Be Light: The Films of John Huston (December 19 – January 11) will not only include a screening of Prizzi's Honor but a conversation with Academy Award–winning actress Anjelica Huston about her father, who in a recent Guardian article she called “larger than life and gregarious.”
The Huston film legacy began with her grandfather, Walter Huston, and has continued through two subsequent generations. Although, she expounded to The Guardian that “there's a whole batch coming up… I think of them as colts and fillies in the back stable. The family bonds spread ever wider and they tie ever tighter. Once we cleave together, that's it.”
Throughout her career, Ms. Huston has received a multitude of awards, notably a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the closing-night film as Maerose Prizzi. She stars in the film opposite Kathleen Turner and Jack Nicholson, who gives one of his finest performances as a beloved, longtime hit man employed by a New York mob family, but is nearly upstaged by his two female co-stars: Turner as the savvy, beautiful West Coast mob killer he all-too-successfully courts, and Huston, as his spurned ex-lover.
Anjelica Huston’s work in television and behind the camera have garnered tremendous critical praise as well as a Golden Globe Award and several Emmy nominations. More recently she has become a New York Times best-selling author, with her just-published memoir Watch Me, and will appear on Broadway in A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters opposite Martin Sheen in January 2015.
The Let There Be Light retrospective will span five decades of John Huston’s iconic works, mostly as director, but also as screenwriter and actor.