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‘Under the Volcano’

July 21 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

$10

UCLA Film & Television Archive presents John Huston: A Retrospective

Under the Volcano (1984)
Directed by John Huston

At age 77, John Huston returns to Mexico with cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa for a final time to shoot a candid adaptation of Malcolm Lowry’s intemperate 1947 novel — a project nearly 40 years in the making, previously tackled and abandoned by no less than 50 distinct screenwriters. With this depiction of the final booze-soaked day in the life of a self-imploding British ex-Consul (Albert Finney) and his estranged wife (Jacqueline Bisset), as she watches helplessly while he loses himself in a bottle in 1930s Mexico, one might wonder if there’s room for God in Huston’s end-of-life worldview. In fact, God is not dead, Huston asserts in a Film Comment interview. “I prefer to think of God as away on a bat. Not dead, just drunk.”

Production: Ithaca Enterprises. Distribution: Universal Pictures. Director: John Huston. Producer: Michael Fitzgerald, Moritz Borman, Wieland Schulz-Keil. Screenwriter: Guy Gallo. Based on the novel by Malcolm Lowry. Cinematographer: Gabriel Figueroa. Editor: Roberto Silvi. Music: Alex North. Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews

35mm, color, 112 min.

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.
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Date:
July 21
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2017/07/21/under-the-volcano

Venue

Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/billy-wilder-theater

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UCLA Film & Television Archive
Website:
http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/