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Flagstaff Premiere: Mary Shelley

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Film Festival presents Flagstaff premiere
of ‘Mary Shelley’ June 13


Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth and Tom Sturridge
star in Flagstaff cinema series film

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Flagstaff premiere of “Mary Shelley” — starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth and Tom Sturridge — on Wednesday, June 13 as part of the festival’s monthly Flagstaff Cinema Series. There will be one screening of the film at 7:00 p.m. at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres.

Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation.

She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley — and the creation of her immortal monster — is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. 

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Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. 

Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family's horror they run away together, joined by Mary's half-sister Claire (Bel Powley.) In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron's (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. 

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An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 18, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions, to protect her work and to forge her own identity.

Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, “Mary Shelley” brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.

"Mary Shelley is a luscious-looking spectacle, drenched in the colors and visceral sensations of nature, the sensuality of young lovers, the passionate disappointment of loss and betrayal.” — The Hollywood Reporter

A representative from the NAU Philosophy Department and Philosophy in the Public Interest will lead a discussion following the film screening.

“Mary Shelley” will be shown at Harkins Flagstaff 16 Theatres on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members ($8 for full-time students), and will be available starting at 6:00 p.m. that day in the Harkins lobby. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 928-282-1177 or online at the link below.

CLICK HERE to see a trailer for "Mary Shelley" and to order tickets online.

Film runtime is 121 minutes.
 

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