FRANKENSTEIN OPENING AS PART OF NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SERIES AT CINEMA ART THEATER
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. (This performance will feature Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein’s creature.) 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. [2011, UK, 140 minutes, Rated: R].
“Truly spectacular…viscerally exciting and visually stunning,” writes Charles Spencer of “The Telegraph.”
National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project that presents the best of British theater live from the London stage on film to cinemas across the UK and around the world.
Screenings will be at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Tuesday, January 8. Admission is $18 for RBFS members, $20 general admission and $15 for ages 15 and under. Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online. If seats are available, tickets can be purchased at the theater, 30 minutes before the screening.
The mission of the RBFS is promoting cinematic arts and providing education and cultural enrichment for our community. The Film Society sponsors ongoing screenings, special events, and the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (October 31-November 10, 2019). Having met all the requirements for best practices in nonprofit management, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society is accredited by the Standards for Excellence Institute®. The Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com
. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit the Rehoboth Beach Film Society website at www.rehobothfilm.com
, or call 302-645-9095.