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Friday, August 22, 2014

Movie Event to Celebrate Life of Robin Williams

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM

If you're anything like us, the Robin Williams' movies you haven't watched (or thought about) in ages are coming back to mind; maybe it's "Oh! I totally forgot about that one!" or, "I haven't watched Jumanji since it was on VHS." And it just happened again — two Williams' movies we haven't thought about since the early '00s (but have always liked) — Moscow on the Hudson and Awakenings — will show at the Roxie this weekend as a tribute to Williams. The theater will show both films back-to-back on Saturday at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.; general admission is $10, seniors $7.50. 

If you're unfamiliar with the plots of these films, or it's just been so long since you've seen them that you forgot, Moscow on the Hudson (1984) is about a Soviet circus performer/saxophonist who defects while on tour in the U.S. and Awakenings (1990) is based on the story of the same name (that you too may have been forced to read in school) about how catatonic patients come out of their coma-like states.

And here's another little trip down memory lane: both films will be presented in 35mm.
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