United Kingdom, Rated PG-13, 120 minutes
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Cast: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth
Thursday, March 21, 7:00 pm
Mary Shelley tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin - author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels Frankenstein - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas. During their stay at Lord Byron's house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, 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.