American Cinematheque honors Robin Williams with a retrospective at the Aero

American Cinematheque is paying tribute to Robin Williams with a film retrospective

The American Cinematheque is paying tribute to the legacy of Robin Williams, who died last August at age 63, with a seven-film retrospective at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica.

"Robin Williams Remembered," which begins Thursday, features some of his best-loved films as well as a sneak preview of "Boulevard," the drama containing his final starring performance.

Amanda Plummer is scheduled to reminisce about working with Williams Thursday at the screening of Terry Gilliam's 1991"The Fisher King," for which the actor earned his third best actor Oscar nomination, as well as a screening of 1982's "The World According to Garp," directed by George Roy Hill.

On tap for Friday is Robert Altman's 1980 musical comedy "Popeye," in which Williams played the spinach-loving sailor, his first major film role. Paul Dooley, who played Wimpy, is the special guest. Also screening is Barry Levinson's 1987 "Good Morning, Vietnam,"  the comedy-drama starring Williams in his Oscar-nominated turn as Armed Forces Radio Service DJ Adrian Cronauer.

Director Dito Montiel, actor Roberto Aguirre, screenwriter Douglas Soesbe and producer Monica Aguirre are scheduled to attend Saturday for "Boulevard," which opens theatrically on July 17. The drama finds Williams portraying a longtime married banker who has been leading a double life. His tidy existence begins to unravel when he picks up a young male hustler one evening.

The festival comes to a close Sunday with a double bill of films in which Williams plays remarkable teachers: 1989's "Dead Poets Society," for which Williams earned an Oscar nomination, and "Good Will Hunting," the 1997 drama that earned him an Academy Award for supporting actor. Film historian-writer Alan K. Rode will moderate a discussion between the films with "Dead Poets" Oscar-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman and 100-year-old actor Norman Lloyd, who plays Williams' nemesis in that film.


For the Record

July 6, 7:07 p.m.: An earlier version of this article said that "Good Will Hunting" came out in 1987. It was released in 1997.


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