Spring 2019

Past Events

April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019


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


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.