Two Centuries of Frankenstein
October 21 @ 7:00 pm
In 1818, 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley published Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus as a result of a writing challenge initiated by poet Lord Byron. The rest, as they say, is history. The immortal horror tale of a vain doctor who builds a human being from scratch has become inseparable from film-making. From Boris Karloff to Robert De Niro, from James Whale to Mel Brooks, Shelley’s sensational thriller continues to enthrall, inspire, and disturb, after more than 200 years. TWO CENTURIES OF FRANKENSTEIN is a multi-media presentation by Max Alvarez, a film historian and writer on world cinema culture. Mr. Alvarez is a former Smithsonian Institution Visiting Scholar and Washington, DC film curator. He has presented hundreds of lectures, seminars, study tours and film screening events. You won’t want to miss this superb presentation.
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