Robin Williams Remembered in Three-Film Program at Alamo Drafthouse
Robin Williams in The Fisher King.
Yesterday Robin Williams's wife issued a statement acknowledging the outpouring of support for those who loved the late comedian. "Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched," Susan Schneider said. That outpouring includes many tributes, among a special three-screening program, "Remembering Robin Williams," just announced by Alamo Drafthouse Littleton. See also: On the Death of Robin Williams and Why Sadness and Depression Are Not the Same
Next weekend, Alamo will show three Williams films, each for just $5, with proceeds going to the University of Colorado Depression Center, which provides treatment for persons with depression and bipolar disorder as well as co-occurring anxiety disorders. The lineup:
Popeye 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23 Robert Altman directed Williams in this offbeat musical adaptation of the classic comic strip character; it was his first major film role. With music by Harry Nilsson. Also starring Shelley Duvall.
The Fisher King 4:30 p.m. Saturday, August 23 Terry Gilliam's wild and devastating film with Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl and Amanda Plummer in a fantastical tale of forgiveness and moving on.
One Hour Photo 9:30 p.m. Thursday, August 28 In a dark role showcasing his massive acting range, Williams dove head-first into his role as a lonely Photomat technician who finds solace in the lives of his customer's photographs but soon finds that solace can turn to obsession if you're not careful. Presented in 35mm film.
Tickets are now on sale here.