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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). 

The Big Lebowski

January 23 - 24, 2015

USA | 1998 | 117 Minutes | Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Look at it... a young trophy wife, in the parlance of our times, you know, and she, uh, uh, owes money all over town, including to known pornographers, and that's cool... that's, that's cool, I'm, I'm saying, she needs money, man. And of course they're going to say that they didn't get it, because... she wants more, man! She's got to feed the monkey, I mean uh... hasn't that ever occurred to you, man? Sir?

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.

Deconstructing The Beatles

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These live, interactive presentations from Beatles expert Scott Freiman mix rock 'n' roll history lesson, music theory, and a treasure trove of rare audio and video to dive into the making of "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and the eponymous white album, as well as an in-depth exploration of the evolution of the early Beatles. Need more Beatlemania? Then don't miss screenings of their classic film A Hard Day's Night.

Eraserhead with David Johnson

March 14

USA | 1977 | David Lynch

Eraserhead. Iconic, beautiful, and horrifying. It's the work which launched David's Lynch's storied career, and the term “Lynchian.” Yet, after 37 years, the film itself remains a mystery. Often described as inscrutable, the director himself recently stated that no one, to date, has come up with his interpretation of the film. David Johnson leads our dive into making sense of Lynch's toughest nut.

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).

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