The Organ Thieves Film Series Presents: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
In collaboration with the VCU Common Book program, VCU Libraries presents The Organ Thieves Film Series. These discussions are meant to echo the themes of the Fall 2022 Common Book, The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South, and help students explore medical ethics, racial equity and how we discuss these controversial topics in modern society. Popcorn and drinks will be provided at each event. The screenings are free and open to all.
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein stars Kenneth Branaugh, Helena Bonham Carter, and Robert De Niro. This 1994 version tells the well-known story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during childbirth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a creature that Frankenstein has put together from the remains of corpses. The film and the discussion that follow will be hosted by Focused Inquiry professor Carver Weakley and Public Affairs Research Librarian Nia Rodgers