Free; first come, first seated
Set in 1920s England, National Velvet follows young Velvet Brown (Elizabeth Taylor), a former jockey (Mickey Rooney), and a rebellious horse called “The Pie” as they attempt to beat the odds and win the Grand National Steeplechase. This is a heartwarming story about dreams, determination, and breaking stereotypes. Based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, National Velvet is preserved in the National Film Registry as one of the most significant movies produced in the United States.
Popcorn will be provided (while supplies last). Other snacks and beverages may be purchased in the Frist Art Museum café.
Directed by Clarence Brown, 1944. 123 minutes. G.