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Gibbes Film in Focus: A Streetcar Named Desire

Whether a classic noir or a cutting edge documentary, the Gibbes believes in the power of great filmmaking: to bring people together, to put audiences in touch with new ideas, and to celebrate the diversity of the human experience. Join us this summer as we launch this limited engagement series with a focus on representations of the Southern Gothic in American cinema.

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March 25, 2021, 6PM screening: A Streetcar Named Desire, directed by Elia Kazan (122 mins)

Adapted from Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name, A Streetcar Named Desire tells the story of southern belle, Blanche DuBois, who, after encountering a series of personal losses, leaves her aristocratic background seeking refuge with her sister and brother-in-law in a dilapidated New Orleans apartment building.

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More great films in this series

February 25: Eve's Bayou, directed by Kasi Lemmons
April 22: Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash