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Left Bank Cinema: Frankenstein (part of Philosophy & Film Cinema)
October 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm£4 – £5
Our latest Left Bank Cinema event coincides with Halloween – and what better film to show in our atmospheric venue on a dark autumn night than Frankenstein. In this 1931 horror classic, Boris Karloff plays the role of the ‘monster’, a mute brute with a madman’s brain, now a timeless and definitive image. Watch this latest instalment in Leeds’ popular Philosophy & Film Cinema series surrounded by flickering candlelight.
This special screening acknowledges the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s seminal book. The author conceived the idea for Frankenstein during a summer spent travelling in Switzerland with her stepsister Clair Clairmont and husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, as well as poet and politician Lord Byron and writer John William Polidori.
Challenged by her husband to write a ghost story, Shelley conjured the idea of a reanimated corpse. Of her imaginings, she wrote ‘I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the world’
After the screening, Dr. Joe Saunders, a philosopher at Durham University, will offer some thoughts on life, death and creation.
Please note that doors open at 7:30pm for this 8pm screening. Tickets cost slightly more on the door – book in advance for the cheapest price.
Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite. Doors open 30 minutes before the event begins.
All money raised through this event will support Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, charity no. 1146734.