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Okotoks Culture Pays Tribute to Robin Williams with Month-long Film Festival

Join us at the RPAC for movie and popcorn! Different themed movies every month.

Toonie Tuesdays at 7 pm; $2 Family Saturdays at 10:30 am

September’s theme is a tribute to Robin Williams and a celebration of his lesser known films

3645_good will hunting websiteGood Will Hunting
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00PM
(R, 1997)

The most brilliant mind at America’s top university isn’t a student, he’s the kid who cleans the floors. Will Hunting is a headstrong, working-class genius who is failing the lessons of life. After one too many run-ins with the law, Will’s last chance is a psychology professor, who might be the only man who can reach him. Finally forced to deal with his past, Will discovers that the only one holding him back is himself.
3646_happy feet websiteHappy Feet
Saturday, September 13 at 10:30am
(PG, 2006)

In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and an eternity of loneliness. When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he’ll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. (animated)
 

 

3647_The World According to Garp websiteWorld According to Garp
Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00PM
(R, 1982)

Robin Williams plays the title character, the son of unmarried, unorthodox feminist Jenny Fields (Glenn Close, in her film debut). Every effort made by Jenny to broaden Garp’s outlook on life — she even arranges for him to spend the night with a hooker (Swoosie Kurtz) — crams more fears and phobias into his psyche. Aspiring to become a novelist, Garp succeeds in this goal at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to college sweetheart Helen Holm (Mary Beth Hurt), Garp remains envious of his fearless mother.
3648_night at the museum websiteNight at the Museum
Saturday, September 20 at 10:30am
(PG, 2006)

Larry Daley, a down-and-out dreamer whose imaginative ideas have never paid off, finds himself in desperate need of a job. Larry has always believed he was destined for big things. But, he has no idea just how literally gargantuan and hairy a challenge he will face when he grudgingly accepts the supposedly menial graveyard shift as a security guard at the Natural History Museum. On his very first night on the job, Larry is handed an over-sized flashlight and a dog-eared instruction manual, then left all alone in the eerily quiet, cavernous museum. At least, he thinks he’s alone. To his utter astonishment and disbelief, Larry watches in shock and awe as, one by one, the primeval beasts and storied icons that surround him stir magically to life.

3649_one hour photo websiteOne Hour Photo
Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00PM
(R, 2002)

Semour “Sy” Parrish (Williams) runs the photo processing department at a large discount store; Sy is dedicated to his job, and takes great pride in his work. Sy’s favorite customers are Nina and Will Yorkin (Connie Nielsen and Michael Vartan), an attractive and cheerful young couple with a nine-year-old boy, Jake (Dylan Smith). Sy dotes on the Yorkins and their son whenever they drop off film to be processed — something they’ve been doing quite often ever since Jake was born — and Nina and Will are indulgent of Sy’s attentions, regarding his as a harmless eccentric. What the Yorkins don’t know is Sy is a desperately lonely man with no real life of his own, and he’s been obsessively making copies of their photos, for years, imagining himself to be “Uncle Sy,” a member of the family. Sy’s tenuous hold on reality begins to collapse when he develops a roll of film brought in by a new customer that suggests Will has been unfaithful to Nina; the notion that his ideal family may be falling apart is troubling enough for Sy, and when he loses his job, Sy reaches the breaking point.

3644_mrs doubtfire websiteMrs Doubtfire
Saturday, September 27 at 10:30am
(PG-13, 1993)

Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father, but he’s a poor disciplinarian and a shaky role model. After throwing an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for his son, Daniel’s wife Miranda (Sally Field) reaches the end of her patience and files for divorce. Daniel is heartbroken when Miranda is given custody of the children, and he’s only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with his kids, Daniel learns that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), a makeup artist, Daniel gets the job disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire.

3650_death to smoochy websiteDeath to Smoochy
Tuesday, September 30 at 7:00PM
(R, 2002)

Randolph Smiley has it all–as star of the highest rated kid’s show on TV, “Rainbow Randolph” has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the-table transactions are quite lucrative until the Feds get wise. Busted and instantly reviled, Randolph is a star no more. Scandals don’t play well to the under-8 demographic. Enter Sheldon Mopes and his alter ego “Smoochy,” a puffy, fuscia rhinoceros. Eager to expand his audience beyond a Brooklyn methadone clinic, Smoochy–with his innocence and unrelenting ethics–is the perfect remedy for what ails the networks. Also, the kids love him! Sheldon soon learns, however, that children’s television is a dangerous world, steeped in corruption, back stabbing and violence.

(The Rotary Performing Arts Centre is located at 3 Elma Street East)

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