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IFFBoston Fall Focus presents NON-FICTION • Sunday 10/21 at 2:30

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Tue, Sep 23, 2014

Repertory Series ArchiveA Tribute to Robin Williams

The Fisher King

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(1991) dir Terry Gilliam w/Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer [137 min; DCP]
Williams earned his third Academy Award nomination for his role in Terry Gilliam’s follow up to Baron Munchausen. Tired of making (and being raked over the coals for) big budget fantasies, Gilliam chose to direct this more modest film about Jack Lucas (Bridges), a disgraced and depressed radio shock jock. Jack tries to turn his life around by helping a psychologically damaged homeless man (Williams) who believes he is an incarnation of the legendary Fisher King – charged with finding and protecting the Holy Grail.

“THE FISHER KING carries some doubt about whether happy endings can really stick. Somewhat paradoxically, that touch of gritty skepticism is what makes it work so well.” Victoria Large examines healing, redemption, and the possibility of a happy ending in her Brattle Film Notes essay. Read More

BUY TICKETS – A TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS:
Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • POPEYE, Monday 9/22 at 4:30, 7:00, 9:30 PM
  • THE FISHER KING, Tuesday 9/23 at 4:15, 7:00, 9:45 PM
  • THE DEAD POETS SOCIETY, Wednesday 9/24 at 7:00 PM (double feature)
  • GOOD WILL HUNTING, Wednesday 9/24 at 4:30, 9:30 PM (double feature)
  • HOOK, Thursday 9/25 at 6:30 PM (single feature)
  • INSOMNIA, Thursday 9/25 at 9:30 PM (single feature)

Tickets $10, Students $8 w/valid ID, Seniors/Children <12 $7. Shows before 5pm are $8 general admission. Double Features $12, $10 Students, Seniors & Children <12. Brattle passes accepted at all shows. Brattle passes are good for Double Feature admission.

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