By MELINDA WILLIAMS
Pulaski Theatre will show the movie “Good Will Hunting” later this month in tribute to actor/comedian Robin Williams, who died from suicide Aug. 11.
Williams won an Oscar for his supporting role in this 1998 movie written by co-stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. The film tells the story of Will Hunting, a working class genius who needs the help of a psychiatrist to set him on the right track in life.
The movie, which is rated “R,” will be shown Friday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m.
Also showing during the month of September is the Friday Classic Movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” starring Jack Nicholson.
This 1975 R-rated movie is about a criminal who pleads insanity in order to escape prison labor duties. When he is sent to a ward for the mentally ill, he endures and witnesses patient abuse and degradation, then bands with patients to rebel against their treatment.
“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” became the second movie to “win the grand slam of the Oscars,” being named Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress. It will be shown Friday, Sept. 5, at 7 p.m.
The theatre shows classic movies on the first Friday of each month. Doors open at 6:30. Movie admission at Pulaski Theatre is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger.
Other First Friday Classic’s scheduled for this year are:
•Oct. 3, “The Sting.”
•Nov. 7, “Bonnie and Clyde.”
•Dec. 5, “White Christmas.”
The theatre also is trying to reschedule its showing of the popular classic “Gone With the Wind,” starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. It was first released in December 1939 and debuted at Pulaski Theatre April 1, 1940.
“Gone With the Wind” was supposed to have been shown as the First Friday Classic in February. However, it had to be replaced with another movie when Warner Bros. decided to pull the licensing on all showings until October.
Theatre officials were told Warner Bros. wanted to re-release the movie this fall in recognition of its 75th anniversary.