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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

January 25, 2015

USA | 1948 | 93 Minutes, plus 20 minutes of shorts | Charles Barton

The powerhouse comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello stumble across a beautiful but evil scientist who is in cahoots with Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi) to "re-brain" Frankenstein's monster - perhaps with the gray matter in Lou's own noggin! Also on hand are the Wolfman (Lon Chaney Jr), and the Invisible Man (Vincent Price). 

Cinema Dissection: Bride of Frankenstein with Robert Horton

January 24, 2015

360 minutes |

Dig deeper into James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein with a scene-by-scene dissection that takes place over the course of six hours. Renown Seattle film critic Robert Horton, author of the Cultographies book "Frankenstein" from Columbia University Press, reveals the art, nuance, and subtext behind the horror.

Bride of Frankenstein with Robert Horton

January 24, 2015

USA | 1935 | 360 minutes | James Whale

Dig deeper into James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein with a scene-by-scene dissection that takes place over the course of six hours. Renown Seattle film critic Robert Horton, author of the Cultographies book "Frankenstein" from Columbia University Press, reveals the art, nuance, and subtext behind the horror.

Flesh For Frankenstein

January 24, 2015

USA | 1973 | 95 Minutes | Paul Morrissey

Co­produced by Andy Warhol, director Paul Morrissey's salaciously entertaining schlock spectacular updates the Frankenstein story with oozing gore, lewd behavior, camp craziness, and an unhinged performance by the great Udo Kier.

Frankenstein & The Bride of Frankenstein double feature

January 23, 2015

USA | 210 Minutes (approx) | James Whale

Plus discussion with film critic Robert Horton | Early horror film master James Whale made history with his Universal production of Frankenstein, which includes Boris Karloff in an iconic performance as the monster, and an unhinged Colin Clive as the mad doctor. The team returned for an even-better-than-the-original sequel, with an unforgettable Elsa Lanchester as the eponymous bride.

It's Alive!: Frankenstein On Film

January 23 - 25, 2015

Explore the variety of worlds that have evolved from Mary Shelley's classic monster tale through a panel discussion with members of the Frankenstein Bicentennial Project, a Cinema Dissection with critic Robert Horton, encores of Danny Boyle's stage production starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and screenings of the films Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Young Frankenstein, Flesh For Frankenstein, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, and Frankenweenie.

It's Alive!: Frankenstein on Film Panel

January 24, 2015

150 Minutes (approx) |

Discussion and clips with guests from Arizona State University – Jan 24

Members of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project delve into the cultural history of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein." Clips and discussion topics range from the origin of the story, the changing look of the monster over the years, the first film adaptation of the tale by Thomas Edison in 1910, and questions of scientific ethics that still resonate in modern films (like SIFF 2010 favorite Splice).

Frankenweenie in 3D

January 25, 2015

USA | 2012 | 87 Minutes | Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton's heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog follows young Victor, who brings his beloved Sparky back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. Based on his classic live-action short film, this feature-length stop-motion animated update was filmed in the style of classic black and white horror films and rendered in 3D.

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

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USA | 2014 | 99 Minutes | Ana Lily Amirpour

Film Center through Jan 15 | Uptown starting Jan 16 This utterly original genre mash-up of Spaghetti Western, vampire tale, and Iranian cinema uses gorgeous black-and-white cinematography and a pulsing soundtrack to tell the story of a lonely female bloodsucker living in the ghost town of Bad City. Independent Spirit Award nominee: Best First Feature.

NT Live: Frankenstein

January 24 - 25, 2015

United Kingdom | 2011 | 2hr 14min | Danny Boyle

This 2011 production directed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire) features Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC's "Sherlock," The Imitation Game) as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller (CBS's "Elementary," Trainspotting) as Victor Frankenstein.

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