NIGHT OF THE IGUANA
Tuesday, September 30
(1964, John Huston) Defrocked clergyman turned tour bus guide Richard Burton gets caught in a flesh vs. spirit tango in a Mexican coastal village, as he becomes the object of desire for Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, and Lolita-like Sue Lyon. Skillful adaptation of the Williams play, with sensual photography of soon-to-be notorious Puerto Vallarta by Gabriel Figueroa (Los Olvidados, The Exterminating Angel). Approx. 125 min. 35mm.
“Williams is treated with respect rather than reverence, and Huston injects his own sly humour.”
– Phil Hardy, Time Out (London)