Friday, April 3, 2015

“The Third Floor Film Series” at Library

The next event in the Greenville Public Library's “Third Floor Film Series” will be Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm. Elia Kazan’s 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh and featuring great supporting roles from Karl Malden and Kim Hunter, will play on the Library’s 80 inch flat screen.

The original searing play, written by Tennessee Williams, is often listed among the greatest American stage productions of all time, and the retention of the play’s original cast for Kazan’s film allowed the screen version to sizzle and spark with the same intensity.

Brando’s performance in particular is positively electric, signaling the beginning of the ascension of method acting as the primary means of acting expression in Hollywood films.

Be sure to make plans to attend A Streetcar Named Desire on April 16. Fresh popcorn, candy and snacks will once again be available, and David Nilsen will again lead a brief discussion when the film is over. We look forward to seeing your there.

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