Browning Cinema

Monster (2003)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Monster Films on Death Row
Learning Beyond the Classics: Films on Death Row
Directed by Patty Jenkins
With Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern
Rated R, 109 minutes, Blu-ray

Shortly after moving to Florida, longtime prostitute Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron) meets young and reserved Selby Wall (Christina Ricci) and a romance blossoms. When a john (Lee Tergesen) attempts to brutalize Aileen, she kills him and resolves to give up prostitution. But supporting herself and her new girlfriend through legitimate means proves extremely difficult, and she soon falls back on old ways. More johns die, and Selby can't help but think her new friend is responsible.

Directed by Wonder Woman helmer Patty Jenkins, this biopic garnered critical acclaim for Charlize Theron, who won an Oscar for depicting Wournos.





Free for ND, SMC, HC, and IUSB students.

This film is part of the Learning Beyond the Classics: Films on Death Row series. To view the package, click here.

Co-presented by the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights. Sponsored by the Meg and John P. Brogan Endowment for Classic Cinema.

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