- October 21, 2013
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- Offering Format: Public Event
- Recommended for grade 12 and adults
- Coolidge Corner Theatre
- Members, students, and seniors: $8; general admission: $10
With Dany Adams, Tufts Center for Regenerative and Developmental Biology
Director Mel Brooks's inspired parody stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who tries to live down his family's reputation by pronouncing his name "Fronkensteen" and rejecting his grandfather's infamous experiments in the reanimation of dead tissue. But when he is forced to visit the family castle in Transylvania and discovers granddad's lab journal ("How I Did It" by Victor Frankenstein), he embraces his destiny: to succeed where his ancestor failed. With the help of a salvaged corpse, a purloined brain, and an electrical storm, Frederick creates his monster (Peter Boyle) and brings him to life — with hilariously unintended consequences.
With Science on Screen, the Coolidge Corner Theatre creatively pairs a feature film or documentary with lively presentations by notable figures from the world of science, medicine, and technology. The Science on Screen series is co-presented by the Museum of Science, Boston and supported by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, with additional support from Gesmer, Updegrove LLP, and Richard Anders.Photo © Twentieth Century Fox/Photofest
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