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National Science on Screen presents Young Frankenstein

YoungFrankenstein 550"A farce-parody of Hollywood’s mad-scientist-trying-to-be-God pictures …  there hasn’t been this kind of craziness on the screen in years … Brooks can make you laugh helplessly." –Pauline Kael

Eric Libby, a biologist specializing in evolution and cell mutations, will give one of his signature presentations on life on earth, sprinkled with examples from recent research, to set up the classic Mel Brooks' science spoof YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The film (celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release) follows a doctor (Gene Wilder) who is lured to his grandfather's estate in Transylvania, where he begins DIY experiments with real humans. The incredible supporting cast includes Marty Feldman, Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn and, in a great cameo, Gene Hackman. (U.S., 1974, 108m)

One-time-event: 7:00p Monday, March 16 - Film preceded by lecture by biologist Eric Libby - $10, $8 for CCA and SFI Members