The series will kickoff Sept. 26 with "A Streetcar Named Desire" and conclude Oct. 6 with "Sweet Bird of Youth."
Other films include "The Fugitive Kind," "Baby Doll," "The Glass Menagerie," "Night of the Iguana," "The Rose Tattoo," "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," "This Property Is Condemned," "Summer and Smoke," "Boom," "Suddenly, Last Summer," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Senso."
John Lahr's new biography, "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh," published by W.W. Norton & Company, will be available for sale during the festival. Lahr will also introduce films Sept. 26 and Oct. 4, with book signings following the screenings.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.