Classic Film Night: Celebrating Robin Williams in GOOD MORNING VIETNAMUSA | 1987 | 121 min | Rated R | Comedy, Drama, War
Wednesday October 08, 2014
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran
In celebration of FALL FOR THE ARTS the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society has dedicated this weeks Classic Film Night to the late Robin Williams. Each year for the entire month of October, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, and Nantucket celebrate local artists, artisans, and culture. Events on Martha’s Vineyard showcase the extraordinary work of the Island community in visual arts, dance, theater, music, film and much much more!
An animated and prolific performer, Robin Williams was known for colorful and thoughtful personality. With more than 100 acting roles and charismatic personality out of character, the actor touched fans with his words. Oscar-winning actor and comedian passed away at the age of 63. Williams had the rare ability to make audiences laugh and cry.
A skilled comedian adept with impressions, physical comedy and witty retorts, Williams kept audiences laughing on television, in his stand-up routines and in many of his feature films. Williams was also a skilled dramatic actor, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1997’s Good Will Hunting.
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM
The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR’s Saigon radio broadcasts. In contrast to the dull, by-rote announcers that have preceded him, Cronauer is a bundle of dynamite, heralding each broadcast with a loud “Goooooood morning, Vietnaaaaam,” playing whatever records tickle his fancy (even those not officially sanctioned by his hidebound superiors), and indulging in wild flights of improvisational fancy.
Cronauer’s immediate superior Lt. Hauk (Bruno Kirby), whose own notions of humor are puerile and pathetic, jealously attempts to dethrone Vietnam’s favorite rock jock. Fortunately, Cronauer’s popularity is such that he enjoys the full protection of the higher-ups. But when Cronauer, after experiencing the horrors of war first-hand, insists upon telling his listeners the truth instead of the official government line, he is instantly replaced by the unfunny Hauk and must struggle to get back on the air.
"Make no mistake about it: Mr. Williams's performance, though it's full of uproarious comedy, is the work of an accomplished actor. ''Good Morning, Vietnam'' is one man's tour de force." -Vincent Canby NEW YORK TIMES
"If you haven't seen this one in a while, definitely consider picking it up again. I think it's a better film today than it was 18 years ago." -Scott Weinberg DVDtalk.com
"Good Morning Vietnam remains one of my favorite films about the Vietnam war because of its comedic take and ability to slip into real drama when needed." -Kevin Carr 7M Pictures
"Levinson serio-comedy about Vietnam is first and foremost a star vehicle for comedian Robin Williams, who gives a manic, highly-charged performance as the real-life dj Adrian Cronauer in the early years of the War." -Emanual Very EmanualLevy.com