Lolita (1962) : a festival of award winning films
Thursday, April 7: 5:00pm
James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers,
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).