March 20, 2017 - 6:00 pm
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond is a 2008 independent film by director Jodi Markell. The film is based on Tennessee Williams’ long-forgotten 1957 screenplay.
And in it, one of the great Williams women, Miss Addie, and one of the great Williams actresses, Ellen Burstyn. It tells the story of Fisher Willow, the disliked 1920s Memphis debutant daughter of a plantation owner with a distaste for narrow-minded people and a penchant for shocking and insulting those around her. After returning from studies overseas, Fisher falls in love with Jimmy, the down-and-out son of an alcoholic father and an insane mother who works at a store on her family’s plantation.