smARTfilms: Five Decades of Outrageous Comedies – “Young Frankenstein”
Join BIMA for five weeks of films exploring comedy through the decades curated Cynthia Sears and John Ellis.
Matinee: 2:00 PM (Does not include facilitated discussion)
Evening: 7:30 PM
Featured Film – Young Frankenstein (1974)
PG | 1h 46min | Comedy | Directed by Mel Brooks
In this spoof of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale, the grandson of Victor Frankenstein, a neurosurgeon, has spent his life living down the legend of his grandfather, even changing the pronunciation of his name. When he discovers his grandfather’s diary, he begins to feel differently, and returns to the family castle to satisfy his curiosity by replicating his ancestor’s experiments. In the process, he creates one very unique monster.