Wednesday, September 24

Repertory Series ArchiveA Tribute to Robin Williams

Dead Poets Society

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(1989) dir Peter Weir w/Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles, Norman Lloyd [128 min; 35mm]
One of Williams’ most acclaimed roles was in this emotionally stirring film by Australian director Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock). At an uptight U.S. boarding school in 1959, an unconventional faculty member (Williams), and the poetry he teaches, has a profound effect on a group of boys searching for a different kind of meaning in their lives.

“Important as legacy and the ‘carpe diem’ mantra may be, though, there is another ideal that Professor Keating, Dr. McGuire, and Robin Williams himself all preached: that of passion, of fervor and devotion. Of love.” Matt Hannigan looks at Robin Williams’ roles in Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting in his essay for Brattle Film Notes. Read More


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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