Lolita (1962) : a festival of award winning films

 

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Thursday, April 7: 5:00pm

Lolita (1962)

James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers,

Sue Lyon

A Film by Stanley Kubrick, 153 minutes

 

Stanley Kubrick brings Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokovs forbidden love to the screen. Lolita is frequently cited as Nobokos most important novels of the 20th century. The novel is notable for its controversial subject. A 37 -38 year old literature professor Humbert Humbert (James Mason) who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her namely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon).

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