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National Theatre Live: Frankenstein
United Kingdom, 2010, 120 Minute Running Time
Back by Popular Demand!
We will screen both versions twice:
Version 1 (Cumberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein) will screen Wed, Oct 26th at 7pm and Sun, Oct 30th at 1pm.
Version 2 (Cumberbatch as the Monster) will screen Thurs, Oct 27th at 7pm and Sun, Oct 30th at 3:30pm.
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
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 friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
Version 1: Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein, Benedict Cummberbatch as the Monster will be shown Sunday, Oct 19th at 2pm and Saturday Nov 1st at 5pm.
Version 2: Benedict Cummberbatch as Dr. Frankenstein, Jonny Lee Miller as the Monster will be shown Thursday, Oct 16th at 7pm and Saturday, Nov 1st at 2pm.
As a part of the National Theatre Live series, “Frankenstein” was recorded live in London. Sie FilmCenter is the exclusive Denver-area venue for this thrilling series of great plays.
DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle