Classic Film ‘Frankenstein’ Inspires Philosophical Discussions As Part Of UND’s Art & Democracy Film Series

The University of North Dakota Art and Democracy Film Series is presenting “Frankenstein,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Empire Arts Center.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free to attend.

The viewing will be followed by a discussion regarding the philosophical themes presented in the movie. This classic horror is directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Mae Clarke and John Boles. “Frankenstein” is based on a novel written by Mary Shelley.

The Art and Democracy Film Series is a part of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life and seeks to bridge the gap between academic philosophy and the general public. Its purpose is to cultivate discussions between professional philosophers and those who have interest in the subject regardless of experience or credentials.

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Jack Russell Weinstein
professor of philosophy and religion
director of the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life
University of North Dakota
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