Like many people we were knocked for six when we heard about the recent and tragic death of Robin Williams.
With so many films to choose from , how could we decide upon just one? We decided to let Bedford choose and after the votes were counted it was Dead Poets Society that was the winning choice.
Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Genre: Drama Country: USA Language: English Year: 1989
Duration: 128 mins Rating: PG IMDB Score: 8/10
Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.
Written by Liz Jordan
We will also be allowing younger generations to enjoy the talents of Robin Williams at this year’s film festival. More details to be announced soon.