Stanley's Fine Mess

Before Brando developed an affinity for butter — both eating it and, well, you know — he sweat-stained his way through a not-so-ironic wifebeater in the 1951 version of Tennessee Williams’ iconic American masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Star-studded, wrenching, empathetic, the multiple Academy Award winner — Vivien Leigh took home the Best Actress Oscar for her all-too-true portrayal of nutty, fallen Blanche DuBois — is considered “culturally, [and] historically significant” by the National Film Registry. This summer you, too, can “depend on the kindness of strangers” as the Belmont presents a free viewing of this iconic film Thursday as part of its Dive-In Movies series. The pool opens at 8 p.m., and the movie rolls at 9 p.m., so bring your suits, towels, lawn chairs and blankets for the lawn and a pocket full of cash for the bar and light snacks available from the kitchen. Streetcar has everything scandalous: homosexuality before it was hip, domestic violence, rape, primal sexuality and scowling, slinking Stanley Kowalski. Visit belmontdallas.com for more details. The hotel is located at 901 Fort Worth Ave.
Thu., July 19, 9 p.m., 2012

 
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