Belfast Film Festival

12th – 21st April 2018

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Young Frankenstein at Downhill Demesne

Directed by Mel Brooks

Young Frankenstein

Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with The Film Audience Network (FAN) present Britain on Film: Coast and Sea .

This horror comedy classic 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.

Before the main feature..

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.

Britain on Film: Coastal 

Northern Ireland Screen Digital Film Archive with The Film Audience Network (FAN) present Britain on Film: Coast and Sea . Focusing on projects, events and activities working with archive film that fit the over-arching theme of COAST and SEA.