Young Frankenstein at Downhill Demesne

Young Frankenstein at Downhill Demesne

Date: 18/09/2017 13:04

This Saturday, in partnership with Belfast Film Festival, Northern Ireland Screen's Digital Film Archive presents a special screening of horror-comedy classic, Young Frankenstein, in the creepy surrounds of the derelict Downhill Demesne.

Like most of his other films, Young Frankenstein is director Mel Brooks’s loving homage of a classic story. In this satire of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Gene Wilder stars as the mad scientist who reanimates a dead man into a monster. A Brooks regular, Wilder is comedic gold, and the rest of the cast is perfect as well: Marty Feldman is hunchbacked assistant Igor, Madeline Khan plays Elizabeth, Cloris Leachman is Frau Blucher, and Peter Boyle plays the monster.

Alongside the feature, there will be an opportunity to see a selection of specially-chosen archive content, including The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) 13 mins. In a decaying castle surrounded by a dank, mirrored lake live the morbidly nervous Roderick Usher and his sickly twin sister, Madeline. Their tale is told and dimly comprehended by the unnamed narrator, a boyhood friend whom Roderick has summoned.

Tickets £7 are available here

Coast-to-Coast is a major film culture and archive programme – part of the British Film Institute’s Britain on Film project – that aims to highlight selected treasures from regional and national archives: unseen gems and classic films screened in unusual venues accompanied by special archive compilations.

Part of Britain on Film: Coast and Sea
In partnership with Belfast Film Festival and the BFI Film Audience Network