Tribute to Gene Wilder
Saturday, April 1, 8:00 PM
Pothole Pictures, Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls
This screening pays tribute to the late Gene Wilder, whose starring role as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein was ranked a Top 10 performance of all time by Premiere film magazine.
One of Mel Brooks’ funniest films, Young Frankenstein is a perfectly done, quotable, uproarious parody of old, familiar Frankenstein pictures filled with Brooks’ subversive shtick. In addition to Wilder, the cast of comedy legends includes Marty Feldman as shifty humpback Igor, Teri Garr as the hay-rolling lab assistant Inga, Madeleine Kahn as Dr. Frankenstein’s high-strung fiancée Elizabeth, Peter Boyle as the kind-hearted monster, an uncredited Gene Hackman as the blind man who befriends him, and Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher!
Live music from 7:30-8:00 PM with Beach Honey (acoustic rock).
Comedy-Horror | 1974 | 105 minutes
USA | English
Directed by Mel Brooks