10492800The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York held a tribute to honour the Huston family from September 18th to 22nd, 2006. The event was accompanied with screenings of the finest projects of the family. The tribute "The Huston Family 75 years on Film" happened in New York.

During this event Fade to Black had its first public screening (North American premiere) on September 21st, 2006. Oliver Parker's screenplay adaptation of Davide Ferrario's novel stars Danny Huston, Paz Vega, Christopher Walken and Nathaniel Parker.

In Danny Huston's latest film, he plays famed director Orson Welles, caught in a web of political intrigue when an actor is murdered on his Italian film set. The running time is 104 minutes. The movie was introduced by Danny Huston. Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson (Ealing Studios) attended the premiere. Lauren Bacall, Helena Christensen, Olivia D'Abo and Henry Alex Ruben also attended.

From the MoMa's description of the event: "The Huston family occupies a unique position in moviemaking history: a family of actors, writers and directors whose careers jointly span over seventy-five years at the forefront of an industry that they both challenge and embody. Patriarch Walter (1884-1950), a prolific character actor with roots on the stage, excelled at portraying the sinful and saintly sides of humanity in films by D. W. Griffith, William Wyler, Josef von Sternberg, and Jean Renoir, and gave his signature performance in his son John's Treasure of the Sierra Madre. John (1906-1987) defined the spirit of independent filmmaking on both sides of the camera, zigzagging between studio-financed projects (The Maltese Falcon, The Kremlin Letter) and labours of love (Beat the Devil, Wise Blood). His daughter Anjelica (born 1951) and son Danny (born 1962) have made acting and directing choices that exhibit the same strength of character and literary inspiration that distinguish their father's work. Regal and poised on screen, Anjelica has succeeded as a director, evoking the wrenching as well as celebratory elements in strident stories of family life (Bastard Out of Carolina, Agnes Browne). Beginning his career with colourful adaptations of classics (Mr. North), Danny has given bravura performances fueled by a rich voice and towering presence. This retrospective demonstrates the intertwined nature of the Huston's careers and highlights their range and influence throughout virtually every genre of narrative cinema."

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