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Films of Elia Kazan: "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Event Type: Film Screening
Date: 10/8/2014
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 12:30 PM
Description:
 One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

In "A Streetcar Named Desire," Vivien Leigh won the Best Actress Oscar as faded southern belle, Blanche DuBois, in this version of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Marlon Brando also stars in the 122-minute film.

Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3440