Remembering Gene Wilder
Includes reception beginning at 7:15PM with (free) drinks, food, and music. NOTE: This film will only play in-person.
Ron Frank’s affectionate and touching biographical documentary shows us that the full measure of Wilder’s gifts is on display, not only as a comedic actor but also as a writer, director, and a mensch. Told in part through Wilder’s own voice, “Remembering Gene Wilder” is a treat to watch with its generous helpings of film clips from across Wilder’s career. Yes there are the ever-fresh line readings (“Put…the candle…back!”) and his manic physical antics—but there are also uproarious outtakes from the set of “Young Frankenstein” and poignant home movies from his marriage to Gilda Radner. Get ready to binge-watch Wilder’s whole filmography—you’ll want to, after seeing this tender and eye-opening tribute.
WHY WE LIKE THIS FILM: A beautiful, heartwarming film that will leave you with a big smile on your face. The film weaves elements of Wilder”s career and life story you may know with lots of stories and details that you won”t, providing a fascinating and entertaining insight into the world of this comedic genius.
BONUS PROGRAMMING: Director Ron Frank and writer Glenn Kirschbaum are expected to join us via Zoom for a live Q&A following the screening.
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RUN TIME: 90 Minutes
PREMIERE STATUS: Central Texas Premiere
CAST:Mel Brooks, Carol Kane, Harry Connick, Jr., Alan Alda, Rain Pryor, Peter Ostrum, Ben Mankiewicz, Eric McCormack & Karen Wilder