Back when Hollywood directors could read, John Huston was a master of adapting literary works to the screen, and the results were some of his best films: The Red Badge of Courage and The Dead. But he also made mincemeat out of some masterpieces, such as his version of Under the Volcano, which resembles Malcolm Lowery’s stream-of-consciousness novel set in Mexico about as much as Fun in Acapulco. Huston’s treatment of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood falls somewhere in between, a semisuccessful attempt to bring her Southern Gothic world to life. The movie’s triumph is Brad Dourif’s turn as Hazel Motes, a weirdo playing a weirdo. At 8 p.m. at Lucky Bar, 1221 Connecticut Ave. NW. $2. (202) 331-3733. (Eddie Dean)