March 12, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Few figures loom larger in Key West’s literary history than Tennessee Williams — and we are proud to celebrate the legendary author and playwright throughout March with a series of films based on his work.
The series continues with THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, written by Williams shortly after he moved to Key West. Directed by the legendary John Huston, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA explores issues of faith, desire and compassion.
Richard Burton stars as T. Lawrence Shannon, an alcoholic ex-pastor working as a bus tour guide in Mexico. He takes a group of schoolteachers to a dilapidated hotel run by widowed Maxine Faulk (Ava Gardner), where they all are soon stranded—and where he embarks on an ill-advised affair that may cost him his job.
On the verge of breakdown, Shannon suddenly finds himself drawn to Hannah (Deborah Kerr), an idealistic young artist staying at the hotel. As they grow closer, they learn from each other — how to reconcile love and loss, and how to move forward against the odds.