Good Will Hunting / A Tribute to Robin Williams

Sunday, August 31 at 11:00am

General Admission: $3 • Loft Members: $2

 

The Loft Cinema pays tribute to the late, great Robin Williams with special holiday weekend screenings of three of his most beloved films!

Net proceeds from all three screenings will benefit Tucson organization COPE Community Services, Inc., providing best practice-based, integrated physical and mental healthcare to improve the health and well-being of each person and community served.

 

“Extremely enjoyable … this beautifully realized tale is always engaging and often quite touching … Robin Williams is terrific.” – Emanuel Levy, Variety

 

Robin Williams garnered an Academy Award for his role as a kindhearted therapist in this moving and inspirational tale of a young man striving to reach his potential in the face of overwhelming odds. In Good Will Hunting, Matt Damon plays Will Hunting, a headstrong, working-class genius who’s failing the lessons of life. When an MIT mathematician (Stellan Starsgard) posts a difficult problem, janitor Will solves it before the professor’s students. Will is comfortable mopping floors, hanging out and getting into trouble with his working class friend Chuckie (Ben Affleck), but the professor sees wasted potential and points the troubled young man in the direction of therapist Sean McGuire (Williams) – who is carrying his own emotional baggage, but who may be able to offer Will his last chance at making something of himself. A critical and commercial smash, as well as a Hollywood breakthrough for director Gus Van Sant, Good Will Hunting was nominated for nine Academy Awards and launched the careers of then-newcomers Damon and Affleck, who jointly won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The film also brought Robin Williams the only Oscar of his career, for Best Supporting Actor, proving his range as a performer extended far beyond the wild-and-crazy comedies for which he was so well known. (Dir. by Gus Van Sant, 1997, USA, 126 mins., Rated R) Digital

 

 

 
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