The Night of the Iguana

Fri 11/18/2022 • 7:30PM - 9:30PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

Free admission. No registration needed; first come, first served.

The Night of the Iguana
U.S., 1964

In a 1964 essay about Hollywood, Joan Didion assessed the industry at a curious interregnum, an era, she argued, in which filmmakers were freed from the strictures of the classical studio system but had yet to deliver on the promise of independent productions. Even amidst a field of didacticism and cliché she spies a few coruscating instances of genuine style, like this adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play about the unraveling of a defrocked clergyman working as a tour guide in Mexico.

35mm, color, 125 min. Director: John Huston. Screenwriter: Anthony Veiller, John Huston. With: Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr.

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