Friday Flicks focuses on Williams

Aug 30, 2014
Robin Williams starred in Terry Gilliam’s fantasy “The Fisher King.”

Belfast — The world was stunned and saddened on Aug. 11 at the news of the death of Robin Williams. In September, Belfast Free Library’s free film series, Friday Night Flicks, will remember Williams with showings of four of his great performances.

All of the films will be presented at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room of the library, 106 High St. While Williams’ major hits such as “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Good Morning Vietnam” have received much attention in the wake of his death, the series will highlight some of his performances that audiences may have missed.

The month begins Sept. 5 with Terry Gilliam’s “The Fisher King.” Williams won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Parry, a mentally damaged homeless man who is searching Manhattan for the Holy Grail with the unlikely help of the very man who destroyed his life, a former “shock jock” played by Jeff Bridges. “The Fisher King” received six Academy Award nominations, including one for Williams; co-star Mercedes Ruehl won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Upcoming in the series are: Sept. 12, “What Dreams May Come” (1998, USA/New Zealand); Sept. 19, “Moscow on the Hudson” (1984, USA); and Sept. 26, “The World According to Garp” (1982, USA).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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