THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE Film Screening and Post-Film Discussion


In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, we offer Victor Erice's classic 1973 film, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, the first of four events offered during the week of Halloween.

Date & Time:

Monday, October 29, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:45 PM


Free and Open to the Public


Owens Science Hall 3M Auditorium (OWS 150)

Filled with haunting images and acclaimed as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time, The Spirit of the Beehive powerfully evokes the joy and sorrow of childhood, the legacy of war, and the transformative experience of the cinema itself. The story centers on six-year-old Ana, who is terrified by the 1931 film version of Frankenstein and struggles to make sense of her lost innocence and complicated family life. Set in 1940, The Spirit of the Beehive also portrays a family, community, and nation grappling with the bitter aftermath of the Spanish Civil War.

Light refreshments will be served at this event; following the screening, Dr. Joe Moser (English) and Dr. Irene Domingo (Spanish) will facilitate a group discussion about the film.

We gratefully thank the Film Studies program for sponsoring this classic film.

Parking (available for $1/hour after 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave (closest ramp to event venue)

To make an accessibility request, call Disability Resources at (651) 962-6315.