Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novella and starring famed stage and screen actor John Barrymore, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde examines the duality of human nature and the ethics of medical experimentation and features an astounding on-screen transformation.
The film will be paired with a brief introductory lecture on ethics and experimentation in medicine.
Mütter Museum admission is included in the ticket price and the museum will be open from 5:30-6:30, as well as a cash bar and complimentary pretzels upstairs. The lecture and film screening will begin promptly at 6:45 and no one will be admitted past that point.
5:30PM-6:30PM Reception/Museum Open
6:45PM-8:45PM Program (Lecture and Screening)
About the Speaker
Jeffrey Womack earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Houston in 2016 and is currently a post-doctoral lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania’s Health and Societies program. His publications include an article on “Nuclear Weapons, Dystopian Deserts, and Science Fiction Cinema,” in Vulcan: The International Journal of the Social History of Military Technology 1, No. 1 (2013; Bart Hacker, editor), and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Historical Medical Library’s digital exhibit, “Healing Energy: Radium in America.” Dr. Womack’s book, Uncertainty Medicine: Radiation Therapy, 1895-1925, will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2020.
About Not So Silent Cinema
Not So Silent Cinema is the project of Philadelphia composer Brendan Cooney. Cooney pulls together different groups for each of his film projects, creating diverse mash-ups of musical personalities from different music scenes to create lively new platforms for interaction and creativity. His scores are tightly composed, time-coded and thematic but also have plenty of room for improvisation and interaction between players.
Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.