Hook / A Tribute to Robin Williams

Monday, September 1 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.

 

“Spielberg hooks us again with state-of-the-art craft - the director taps into powerful myths, both primal and pop, and makes them seem new. He allows grownups to return to childhood.” – Jay Scott, Globe and Mail

 

Robin Williams stars as a grown-up Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg’s high-flying tale of magic, adventure and derring-do, a cinematic “sequel of sorts” to JM Barrie’s 1911 novel Peter and Wendy. In Hook, the sprightly hero who refused to grow up is now a harried, middle-aged lawyer with a wife and two children, not to mention a cellphone permanently glued to his ear. Peter Banning (Williams), as he’s now known, is also woefully lacking a sense of magic or imagination, and he has mysteriously forgotten his childhood in which he took to the skies as Peter Pan. But Peter is forced to face his Neverland past when his children are abducted by the nefarious Captain Hook (an extravagantly evil Dustin Hoffman), and it’s up to Granny Wendy Darling (Maggie Smith) to convince the disbelieving lawyer that he was indeed once the legendary Peter Pan. And so the adventure begins anew, as Peter rediscovers his inner Pan, and once again enters the fairy tale world of Neverland to save his children, with a little help from his old pal Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts). Spielberg’s popcorn continuation of the Peter Pan tale is a rip-roaring good time, updated for modern-day children of all ages and heightened by immersive set design and a colorful cast of supporting players, which also includes Gwyenth Paltrow as the young Wendy Darling and Bob Hoskins as Hook’s henchman Smee. (Dir. by Steven Spielberg, 1991, USA, 144 mins., Rated PG) Digital

 

 

 
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