About the Film:
Presented with Writers & Books.
$15 Little Theatre members and W&B members / $20 General Public (tickets available in advance at thelittle.org or at the door; to get W&B discount you must purchase in person at The Little in advance or at the door)
Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.
Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Melissa Bissonette, Associate Professor, English Dept., St. John Fisher College
Lester Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Media & Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Lisa Jadwin, Professor, English Dept., St. John Fisher College
Moderator: Karen vanMeenen, Senior Lecturer, English Dept., Rochester Institute of Technology, & Coordinator of Community Reading Programs at Writers & Books