Spring 2019

Past Events

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027


April 13th, 2019 12:00 pm - & 3:00 pm -


It’s Mad Science Movie Day at the Lenfest Center for the Arts! On Saturday, April 13th, join us for two different film versions of the story of a scatterbrained scientist who invents flying rubber (or “flubber”) that can do magical things.


Fans of classic films will want to check out Disney’s zany live-action original The Absent-Minded Professor (1961) starring Fred MacMurray. For a more contemporary take – and for parents with 1990s nostalgia – we’ll also be screening the John Hughes-scripted remake, Flubber (1997), featuring the incomparable Robin Williams. Junior film buffs can watch both movies to learn about changes in the films’ special flubber effects!

Watch a video here

12PM ​The Absent-Minded Professor

Director: Robert Stevenson

1961 / 92min / DCP – recommended for kids age 5+

3PM Flubber 

Director: Les Mayfield

1997 / 93min / 35mm – PG; recommended for kids 7+

Both films will be introduced by School of the Arts Professor, Rob King, Film & Media Studies.


Both films are FREE and open to the public. Reservations are recommended. There’s a lot more fun for families on Saturday, April 13th.  For more info, visit Manhattanville Family Day.