Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Tennessee Williams on Screen

This series of classic film adaptations of Tennessee William’s plays coincides with the exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Director: Richard Brooks

(1958, 108 minutes)

Adapted from the 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof stars Paul Newman as Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player who drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor). His reunion with his father, Big Daddy (Burl Ives), who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

The exhibition Tennessee Williams: No Refuge but Writing will open at 6 pm for program attendees.

Friday, May 4, 7 pm

Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission. 

Advance reservations for members only. Tickets are available at the Admission Desk on the day of the screening.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail [email protected] for information.