The Fort Lee Film Commission and The Fort Lee Public Library present: Books on Film Festival. 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein.
This program celebrates the bicentennial of one of the most important books ever written, Frankenstein by author Mary Shelley. This book, from the time of its original publication through today has, like the monster, taken up a life of its own. These films date back to the first film version of Frankenstein, produced by Thomas Edison in 1910 in his Bronx studio, through the Universal franchise of Frankenstein films that commenced in 1931, to the Hammer films and on to Mel Brooks .. We will discuss these films as well as Shelley's contribution to literature . Prior to each night's screening we will have a panel discuss the films and the book. Panelists will include Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers and on our opening night of October 2nd The Record entertainment reporter Jim Beckerman.
Admission is free and programs start each night at 7:00 pm and take place in the meeting room of the Fort Lee Public Library at 320 Main Street. For further info contact the Fort Lee Film Commission at (201) 693-2763 or visit www.fortleefilm.org.
Dates and screenings:
Oct 2 Edison’s Frankenstein (1910)
Oct 9th The Curse of Frankenstein (1974)
October 16 The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
October 30th Frankenstein (1931)