The Mathematician Moviegoer


Directed by George Stevens
(USA, 1953, 4K digital restoration)
Introduced by Joe Leydon, Houston Film Critics Society

“The most ‘Texas’ of all the Texas-themed motion pictures.” —Houston Chronicle

In the sprawling epic Giant, wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up when he returns home from a trip with a love interest (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick marries her, and she clashes with his sister (Mercedes McCambridge) while winning the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues as the years pass and fortunes change. The Giant cast also includes Carroll Baker and Dennis Hopper.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

Accessibility The MFAH strives to provide a welcoming and accessible experience for all guests by offering a range of accommodations—learn more here.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L’Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

Generous support has been provided by the Vaughn Foundation.

Community Partner: Houston Film Critics Society


Directed by George Stevens
(USA, 1953, 201 minutes)
Brown Auditorium Theater


Caroline Wiess Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
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