Puerto Vallarta pay `Homage to John Huston`

Cine-Club Vallarta and the Cultural Department of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, announce the film screening line-up for å“An Homage to John Huston,” November 22 - 29, 2003. Seven different Huston-directed films will be shown during the Homage, highlighted by the viewing of the televised American Film Instituteå‘s Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony presented to John Huston 1982.

Saturday, November 22nd marks the kick-off of the Homage and each evening, different films will be introduced by special celebrity guests. Confirmed films include The Dead (1987), which was written by Academy Award nominee Tony Huston, the eldest of John Huston’s four children;, The Treasure of Sierra Madre (1948); The Maltese Falcon (1941); The Night of the Iguana (1964); The African Queen (1951); Prizzi’s Honor (1985), which will be presented by Academy Award nominee Janet Roach) and Moby Dick (1956).

Films will be screened at the Cultural Center on the Rio Cuale island, Puerto Vallarta’s new hub of cultural education. Prior to each screening, brief, bi-lingual lectures will be given to provide viewers with the history behind each film, as well as background on Huston’s life, career and insight of the destination. All screenings are open to the public free of charge and will be sub-titled in Spanish when available.

Joining in the festivities and events during the Homage will be Huston family members and friends, including many local Puerto Vallarta residents who will share stories about the life and history of John Huston, as he spent much of his life, and the last 20 years of it, in this beautiful Mexican resort destination.
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