A Streetcar Named Desire

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.

A Streetcar Named Desire 

Director: Elia Kazan

(1951, 122 minutes)

This film adaptation of Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play features actors from the original Broadway cast. In the film Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) moves in with her sister, Stella (Kim Hunter), in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski (Marlon Brando), while her reality crumbles around her.

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

Friday, February 2, 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 [email protected] for information.