Kicking off their “Hallo-weekend” of films and just in time for Halloween, “Young Frankenstein” returns to the big screen in Sedona on Friday, Oct. 28. The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the return one-night-only engagement at 7 p.m. at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
Feel free to dress in costume — if you wish — and come kick off Halloween Weekend by seeing this classic comedy the way it was meant to be experienced: on the big screen! There will be special concessions treats in the theme of the evening!
Mel Brooks’ hit film boasts a sensational, award-winning all-star cast, including Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr. “Young Frankenstein” was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Sound and Best Adapted Screenplay) and two Golden Globe Awards (Cloris Leachman for Best Actress and Madeline Kahn for Best Supporting Actress).
Respected medical lecturer and neurosurgeon Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman).
Young Frankenstein believes that the work of his grandfather is only crap, but when he discovers the book where the mad doctor described his reanimation experiment, he suddenly changes his mind. After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor’s fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).
“Young Frankenstein” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, call 928-282-1177.
Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Highway 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.