Film Series: Lolita

1962. US/UK. Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With James Mason, Sue Lyon. 152 min.

How did they ever make a movie of Lolita? Kubrick turns his inimitable eye on the tale of Humbert Humbert, a man driven to the ends of the earth by his doomed obsession with the titular nymphet. Its daring cinematic precision livened by caustic wit and dabs of outstanding tenderness, the film remains as titillating as it is poignant.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5