This month’s indulgent Sunday afternoon of brunch and a classic double bill sees a Brando and Kazan pairing back on the big screen. The perfect way to end the weekend.
Tennessee Williams wrote the screenplay for A Streetcar Named Desire (14.00), adapted from his own play, giving Marlon Brando only his second role in a feature. His brooding, powerful performance as Stanley Kowalski alongside Vivien Leigh’s fragile Blanche DuBois immediately made a star of him.
In On the Waterfront (16.20), he is dockworker Terry Malloy, who “coulda’ been a contender”, fighting the corruption of his union by its Mob-connected boss.
Brando and director Elia Kazan made three films together (the third being 1952’s Viva Zapata!), garnering three Oscar nominations for the actor and two for the director, with both winning for On the Waterfront.
TICKETS: Hair of the Dog: Brunch + Double Bill – €21, Pick-me-up: Brunch + single film – €16, Just the tonic: Double Bill – €13, Quick refresher: Single Film (normal IFI prices) Booking only in person or by calling 01 679 3477.*Terms, conditions and supplements apply