Queer|Art|Film: Moisés Kaufman presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 @ 8:00PM

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Presented by Moisés Kaufman

(Richard Brooks, 1958) A possibly gay man and his wife, aka Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor, turn on each other during a visit to their family home in this high octane adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ monumental play. Though the play’s overt depiction of homosexuality was missing onscreen, gay audiences read between the lines. Tony-nominated director and playwright Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project, Gross Indecency) first saw the film in Venezuela at age 12. He writes, “Brick’s struggle with his sexuality echoed much of my own experience growing up gay in Latin America in the ’70s. And hearing Big Daddy address his son so bluntly, and so compassionately, created for me a concrete image of what was possible.”

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