Film Club – The Bride of Frankenstein
Thursday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM| Free
Doors 6:30PM | Program Starts 7:30PM
Guest speaker Dr. Audrey Shafer
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Prior to the screening, Dr. Audrey Shafer will give a talk titled Creating a Monster: The Frankenstein@200 Project, about the many ways in which Mary Shelley’s 200 year-old novel intersects with our lives.
Audrey Shafer, MD, is a Stanford professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, the director of the Medicine and the Muse program and the co-director of the Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration. She is an anesthesiologist at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.
The Bride of Frankenstein
After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control.