New Sci-Fi film club begins Sept. 3 at Stillwater Public Library

scififilm(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Aug. 11, 2014) –– Science Fiction fans have a new film club where they can share their love of the Sci-Fi genre. The Stillwater Public Library is presenting “Frankenstein Regenerated:  a Science Fiction Film Series” which will take place Sept. 3 – Dec. 3. The series is hosted by OSU professor Tim Prchal.

 “’Frankenstein Regenerated’ is a film and discussion group where will we watch movies that are modern retellings of the basic Frankenstein tale,” said Prchal. “They each include scenarios where humans try to use science for good, but wind up creating something monstrous.”

The film series begins on Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. and will continue on the first Wednesday of each month through Dec. 3. By licensing agreement, specific film titles may not be released to the media. Interested participants may contact the library’s Help Desk for a list.

Each program in the series will include a film viewing followed by group discussion and commentary by Prchal, Visiting Professor of English in OSU’s College of Arts & Science.

Prchal teaches popular fiction at OSU and has written a series of speculative-fiction audio dramas called “Marvelous Boxes,” which was produced by Toronto's Decoder Ring Theatre. He is currently finishing a short story collection titled “Help for the Haunted: A Decade of Vera Van Slyke Ghostly Mysteries,” which will be published by Emby Press at the end of this year.

The discussion series includes PG13 and R films and is intended for audiences 17 and older. Young adults may attend the R rated films if accompanied by a parent.

According to Prchal, if the series is popular, it will be extended into 2015 with films on other science fiction themes.

To register for the club, please visit the library’s webpage at http://library.stillwater.org, call 405-372-3633 x8106 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org.  

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).