She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. The real life story of Mary Shelley—and the creation of her immortal monster—is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. The child of two accomplished writers, (her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman,” a work of 18th-century feminist thought that is still relevant today) Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley. So begins a bohemian love affair that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork.
Directed by Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour (PG-13 / 120 min)
The acknowledgment of Mary Shelley seems long overdue, and “Mary Shelley” is a reminder that England in the early 19th century remains a rich repository of stories and characters, an era that can be made to feel charmingly quaint and bracingly modern, on both the page and the screen. -The New York Times
presented in part by the Lilly Library
Visit the Lilly Library’s exhibit “Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life and Resurrection of Mary Shelley’s Monster”
Fri, Nov 9
Monrovia, Indiana 7pm at the IU Fine Arts – Up
The Bookshop 7:45 @ the IU Global & International Theater
Sat Nov 10
Mary Shelley 6pm @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
Monrovia, Indiana 7pm at the IU Global & International Theater
The Bookshop 7:45 @ the IU Fine Arts Theater
Sun, Nov 11 at Bear’s Place
The Bookshop 3pm
Mary Shelley 5:30 – Last Chance!
Monrovia, Indiana 8pm – Last Chance!