The Rose Tattoo

Tennessee Williams on Screen

This series of classic film adaptations of Tennessee William’s plays coincides with the exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing.

The Rose Tattoo

Director: Daniel Mann

(1955, 117 minutes)

Based on the 1951 Tony Award-winning play by Tennessee Williams, this classic drama centers on Serafina (Anna Magnani), a widowed Sicilian woman living in the American South who is left devastated by the death of her husband. The arrival of Alvaro (Burt Lancaster), offers hope of a new love in her life.

The exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing will open at 6 pm for program attendees.

Friday, April 20, 7 pm

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. 

Advance reservations for members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.


Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.