Remembering Gene Wilder

NR / 92min


Lark Theater Fri, May 10 11:00 AM
Lark Theater Fri, May 10 7:10 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 13 9:00 AM
Lark Theater Tue, May 14 11:05 AM
Lark Theater Thu, May 16 12:30 PM
Lark Theater Mon, May 20 8:00 PM
Lark Theater Wed, May 22 11:10 AM
Lark Theater Thu, May 23 2:40 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2023
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ron Frank
Cast:Alan Alda, Mel Brooks, Harry Connick Jr.
Screenwriter:Glenn Kirschbaum




This loving tribute to Gene Wilder celebrates his life and legacy as the comic genius behind an extraordinary string of film roles, from his first collaboration with Mel Brooks in The Producers, to the enigmatic title role in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to his inspired on-screen partnership with Richard Pryor in movies like Silver Streak. It is illustrated by a bevy of touching and hilarious clips and outtakes, never-before-seen home movies, narration from Wilder's audiobook memoir, and interviews with a roster of brilliant friends and collaborators like Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, and Carol Kane. Remembering Gene Wilder shines a light on an essential performer, writer, director, and all-around mensch.

“Remembering Gene Wilder” is a pleasant retro journey for fans and an efficient introduction to a comic genius for cineasts who might not know his work. - G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

It's a very lovely film. Warm, affectionate, so many great anecdotes, and I came to appreciate his artistry on a whole different level. - Christy Lemire, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)