Young Frankenstein @ the Ricketson Theater - June 10
USA, 1974, 106 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Slapstick
Language: English, German
Special showing at the DCPA's Ricketson Theater presented by Denver Center Attractions
Thursday, June 10 at 7pm - FREE!
PLEASE NOTE: To GUARANTEE a seat, please pick up your tickets IN ADVANCE at the Starz FilmCenter Box Office...the office will be open during regular Box Office hours on Tuesday - Thursday 4-8pm.
Tickets will also be available at the Ricketson on the night of the screening, but will be limited SO GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
Digital Presentation - An affectionate parody that pays homage to the FRANKENSTEIN films (from the novel FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley) directed by James Whale in the 1930s, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is both a zany comedy and a cinematic tour de force. Written by director Mel Brooks and the film's star, Gene Wilder, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN has all the usual--and in this case slightly unusual--suspects: the reluctant scientist Frederick Frankenstein, who is actually the grandson of the infamous creature-creator (pronounced "Fronken-steen" and played by Wilder), his spoiled fiancée (Madeline Kahn), Igor the pop-eyed hunchback (Marty Feldman), his dizzy assistant (Teri Garr), the castle's hideous head housekeeper (Cloris Leachman), and, of course, the Monster (Peter Boyle). Highlights include the sets, which are the original ones used in the Whale films; the beautiful black-and-white cinematography; and the fine screenplay. Combining noirish elegance with uproarious sight gags and double entendres is a feat Brooks pulls off fabulously, directing the wonderful ensemble to act with sensitivity and humanistic feelings as well as with lunatic abandon. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a treat from beginning to end.
DIRECTOR: Mel Brooks
US Distributor: 20th Century Fox