American Studies film series: A Streetcar Named Desire 10/24 @7pm

streetcar_named_desire_xlg“American Identity: Visions and Revisions,” a film series sponsored by the American Studies Program, opens on Wednesday, September 18, with the first of four diverse films. The series is free and open to the public.

The films will be shown in the Multimedia Room of the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at 7 p.m. Each film will be introduced by a member of the American Studies faculty, who will field questions from the audience after the screening.

On October 24, Marti LoMonaco, Ph.D., professor of theatre, will present “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951), the searing Tennessee Williams play brought to cinematic life by director Elia Kazan. The film stars Vivien Leigh as the troubled Blanche DuBois, Kim Hunter as her sister Stella, and Marlon Brando as the brutish Stanley.

The American Studies program will host a brief information session and reception for current students and faculty and anyone who might be interested in the graduate or undergraduate program at 6:30 p.m. prior to the screening. Those interested should RSVP to

For more information, contact Elizabeth Petrino at