This month’s installment of Cineplex Classic Film Series is Elia Kazan’s A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ 1947 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, the film pits working class Stanley Kowalski against his fading Southern Belle sister-in-law, Blanche DuBois.
Known for its powerhouse cast that includes Vivian Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and Marlon Brando (in one of his most iconic roles), many of these actors were reprising the roles they had played in either the New York or London stage productions. Nominated for 12 Oscars, it won 4 of them, most of them for acting. A dark and somewhat twisted story set in New Orleans, of the clash between the Old South and the rising working class, A Streetcar Named Desire is not a classic you should miss.
So, for those of you who love a shirtless Brando or a Tennessee Williams play, get on down to your nearest participating Cineplex theatre for Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 pm. If you can’t make it, never fear (fear is for the weak!) – Cineplex also offers a matinee on Sunday, May 27 at 12:30 pm.
Admission is only $5. For more information, please visit the Cineplex website.