Courtesy of Warner Bros.


Part of Complete Kubrick
Sunday, May 16, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Redstone Theater

Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1962. 152 mins. 35mm. With James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon. Outwitting the censors, Kubrick turned Vladimir Nabokov's 1955 novel about a professor’s obsession with a young "nymphet" into a dark social comedy. A monstrously proper Mason is unforgettable as Humbert Humbert, whose twisted heart leads him to destroy his own life and soul for the love of the teenage daughter (Lyon) of his crass and lovelorn landlady (Winters). As the mysterious oddball playwright Clare Quilty, Sellers lends Kubrick’s tragic satire a coherent sense of eccentricity and outlandish humor.

Tickets: $15 / $11 seniors & students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / $7 MoMI members. Order online. After your purchase (limit 4 tickets per order), an electronic ticket will be sent via email to facilitate contactless check-in; seating will be assigned upon arrival on a first-come, first-seated basis. Learn more here.

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