LOLITA

Director Stanley Kubrick
Year 1962
Starring James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers
Run Time 152min
More Info IMDb

Screening in 35mm as part of the series The Influences of David Lynch!

Stanley Kubrick's LOLITA is a brilliant and sly adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's celebrated yet controversial novel of a middle-aged man's doomed sexual obsession for a precocious, seductive "nymphet" girl.

Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed landlady, whom he marries in order to pursue her 14-year-old daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love. Made from a double-entendre-filled script by Nabokov himself, Kubrick’s road movie/comedy of manners/Old World-meets-New World satire/tale of erotic obsession also features Peter Sellers and Shelly Winter and is shot in beautiful black and white.

"It's a time and a place and a sensibility that thrills my soul." - David Lynch

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