Boris Karloff as Frankenstein (1931).

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Dec 05 - Dec 07, 2013

A new work by Rebecca Brown

World premiere!

Rebecca Brown is the author of twelve books of memoirs, collections of stories, plays, and has collaborated on new work around the city, including at On the Boards and on an opera with Michael Katell. With Monstrous, a new piece for Live at the Film Forum, she takes as her touchstone the Romantic writers who pre-date cinema, but whose images and ideas have informed our concept of what is "cinematic": dangerous romance, aesthetic and political revolution, the tearing at old ways of seeing, untimely death, resurrection, natural destruction, beauty and ruins.  

Central to Monstrous is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, a novel that became a watershed film in 1931. Brown's live show will take on  monstrosity, birth, death, resurrection, surf rock, pasta, woodenness, God, being a bride and horrible and gracious forms of (re)animation. Special ticket pricing: $12/Film Forum members, $15/General admission.

"miraculously intelligent and unpretentious. . .I can’t wait to hear what other thoughts Brown has been thinking." —The Stranger Suggests

Live at the Film Forum is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, 4Culture, Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, and the Washington State Arts Commission. Thank you to our media sponsors, KUOW 94.9 and The Stranger.

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