UCR Palm Desert to conclude season of free summer movie screenings

Tonight the "Lit Flicks" series concludes with "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Tom Tucker, CBS Local 2 Morning Show Anchor, TomT@cbslocal2.com
POSTED: 08:33 AM PDT Sep 12, 2012 
PALM DESERT, Calif. -

UCR Palm Desert will conclude its "Lit Flicks"  free summer movie series tonight with the 1958 film "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof."
      The films featured in the series are based on works of literature and  screened at the campus auditorium. There will be a 15-minute discussion by film  and literary experts before tonight's showing and a discussion afterward about  the adaptation, what worked, what didn't and what the director left out, campus  spokeswoman Amanda Bogorad said.
      "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" stars Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman and is  based on Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the  relationships between an alcoholic, his wife and his ailing father. The film  was nominated for six Academy Awards but won none in a year when the best film  Oscar went to "Gigi."
      "Lit Flicks" is sponsored by UCR Palm Desert's low-residency master of  fine arts in creative writing program.
      Reservations are recommended at  http://palmdesert.ucr.edu/programs/events.html or by calling (760) 834-0800.