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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

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Monday, August 10

(1951, Elia Kazan) Faded Southern belle Vivien Leigh’s Blanch DuBois is destroyed by her brutish brother-in-law, Marlon Brando’s Stanley Kowalski– (“two of the greatest performances ever put on film”– Pauline Kael). Kazan retained the claustrophobic setting and the principals of his own Broadway smash, plus Vivien Leigh from Olivier’s London production, of Tennessee Williams’ classic. Oscars to Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden. Approx. 122 min. DCP.

Reviews

"TWO OF THE GREATEST PERFORMANCES EVER PUT ON FILM!”
– Pauline Kael

“Despite the overwhelming power of Brando's performance, Streetcar is one of the great ensemble pieces in the movies. Watching the film is like watching a Shakespearean tragedy. Of course the outcome is predestined, but everything is in the style by which the characters arrive there.” 
– Roger Ebert

"Brando's performance as Stanley is one of those rare screen legends that are all they're cracked up to be: poetic, fearsome, so deeply felt you can barely take it in.”
– 
Lloyd Rose, The Washington Post

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