GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Get ready for a ‘howling’ good time during a month of free movie screenings at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Beginning with “The Wolf Man” (1941) on July 11, the Florida Museum will show werewolf-themed movies Fridays during the Summer B semester as part of the University of Florida “Creative B” program. The museum will be open to the public from 6 to 10 p.m. and UF students receive free admission to the “Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs” exhibit each movie night with a valid Gator 1 card.
The series includes a question-and-answer panel discussion on the balance between science and art beginning at 7 p.m., followed by the movie.
“The theme for Creative B this year is ‘forests and deforestation,’ so we are tying the concept of man versus nature and our new ‘Wolf to Woof’ exhibit together with films about werewolves,” said Catherine Carey, Florida Museum public programs coordinator.
The museum also will show “The Shaggy Dog” (1959) on July 18, “An American Werewolf in London” (1981) (rated R) on July 25 and “Teen Wolf” (1985) on Aug. 1. Some movie content may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The film panelists include Florida Museum exhibit designer Ian Breheny, UF professor of film and media studies Terry Harpold, special effects artist and concept sculptor Tim Lawrence and a representative from the dog rescue organization Plenty of Pit Bulls.
Established in 2010, the Creative B summer program for UF students consolidates resources and talents of creative programs across campus. Participants enjoy special programming, including a variety of cultural performances and other activities.
For more information on the Florida Museum movie series, call 352-273-2061.