It's almost May - which means it's almost time for the Seattle International Film Festival! While we're still waiting in eager anticipation for the full lineup (tentatively set to be announced on May 3), SIFF did give us a little nugget of gold today: Anjelica Huston will be attending the festival for the world premiere of her newest film, 'Trouble'.
If you're a fan of Ms. Huston - and honestly, who isn't - bookmark June 7 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian. Huston is not only set to attend the event, but she'll be honored with the SIFF Career Achievement in Acting Award, partake in an on-stage interview, and then screen "Trouble". In further celebration of Huston, SIFF will also be screening "The Grifters" on June 7 and "The Witches" on June 10.
“It is an honor to welcome such a talented, exquisite, and tenacious actress to this year’s festival," said Sarah Wilke, SIFF's Executive Director. "Anjelica Huston has graced the theater screen for many years and we at SIFF are elated to celebrate her success as an artist with our Career Achievement in Acting Award.”
It's true - Huston's 50+ year career has taken her from modeling, to film and television, and beyond being just the daughter of film director John Huston. In her own right, Huston's acting chops garnered her international attention and acclaim for roles like Lilly Dillon in The Grifters, Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi's Honor, Miss Eva Ernst in The Witches, and most recently Vicky in the Golden Globe winning comedy-drama Transparent.
Her newest films "Trouble", tells the story of a feuding brother and sister whose difference entangle the fate of an old friend. She acts alongside Bill Pullman and David Morse, and the film is both written and directed by Theresa Rebeck (creator of Smash).
Tickets for the event specifically won't be available to purchase until the full festival lineup is released. Box office sales for single tickets open online, by phone, and in person for the general public on Thursday, May 4, with special advance access to SIFF members on Wednesday, May 3.
The 2017 Festival runs May 18 through June 11 at venues in Seattle and surrounding cities.