O captain! My captain! Secret Cinema is holding a charity screening of "Dead Poets Society" to celebrate the life of Robin Williams. The screening will take place in London on Friday, 15 August, and all proceeds will go to mental health charity Mind.
Secret Cinema organises special events in which classic movies are screened in unusual but appropriate locations, along with actors and members of the audience interacting in scenes inspired by the film. Previous screenings include "Alien" in the darkness of a spaceship-like warehouse and "Lawrence of Arabia" amid the splendour of Alexandra Palace, although recent screenings of "Back to the Future" ran into trouble.
The tribute screening takes place at the art deco Troxy theatre in Stepney, East London, and promises live poetry, live music and "many secret surprises" commemorating the life of the much-loved comic. Tickets cost £25. All profits from the event will go to mental health charity Mind.
Secret Cinema is also calling for others to screen the film at the same time, wherever you are in the world.
Comedian and Oscar-winning actor Williams died this week, aged 63, after battling depression. Since coming to fame as a stand-up and star of "Mork and Mindy" in the 1970s, he appeared in such much-loved films as "Aladdin", "Good Morning Vietnam", "Hook", and "Mrs Doubtfire". He won acclaim for playing more serious roles in films such as "Awakenings", "The Fisher King", "Insomnia", "One Hour Photo", and "Good Will Hunting".
"Dead Poets Society" is a 1989 drama in which Williams was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of an inspirational teacher, famously delivering the line, "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."
If you are worried about mental health issues and you need someone to talk to, you can call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 in the UK or 1850 60 90 90 if you're in the Republic of Ireland.