Anjelica Huston added to Chicago Humanities Festival lineup

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Actress and writer Anjelica Huston will discuss her memoir, “Watch Me,” at the Chicago Humanities Festival.

A certified Hollywood star has just been added to the lineup for the Chicago Humanities Festival’s 25th anniversary season this fall.

Anjelica Huston, the Academy Award-winning actress, director, writer and model best known for her roles in “Prizzi’s Honor,” “The Grifters,” “The Addams Family” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” will arrive for the Festival’s grand finale event scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in The Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington.

Huston will discuss her upcoming memoir, “Watch Me,” with CHF program director Alison Cuddy. The book is a follow-up to “A Story Lately Told,” which detailed her childhood, and her coming-of-age as a model and nascent actress in New York. This second volume 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.

Tickets to the Huston event are $35 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 to CHF members, and at 10 a.m.Sept. 24 to the general public. Book and ticket packages also are available. Call (312) 494-9509 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Friday), or visit

Huston’s appearance means that the festival, focused on the theme of “Journeys,” will be book-ended with two female icons. Opening the event will be Lena Dunham, whose appearance has long been sold out.

The festival, running Oct. 25- Nov. 9, will present more than 100 programs, including appearances by David Brooks, Chaz Ebert, Renée Fleming, Darlene Love, Paula Poundstone, Anne Rice, Eric Schlosser, Wallace Shawn, and Patti Smith.

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