Secret Cinema announce Robin Williams commemorative screening

Partnering with charity Mind to "honour the extraordinary spirit" of 'Dead Poets Society' actor

Secret Cinema have announced a commemorative charity screening of Dead Poets Society to “honour the extraordinary spirit” of Robin Williams.

Williams was found dead on Monday after hanging himself at his California home. The actor had been suffering from severe depression.

Partnering with mental health charity Mind, Secret Cinema will hold the screening at the Troxy in East London – the event on Friday August 15th will also feature poetry, music, live performance and special guests.

Fabien Riggall, founder of Secret Cinema said: “We are looking for people everywhere to join us in staging a screening to honour the memory and amazing light of Robin Williams.

All profits from our screening will go to Mind, a vital and brilliant charity supporting those suffering from mental health problems, and we encourage others to donate what they can as well.

I see culture as therapy and a tonic. Robin Williams inspired so much in so many of us, I believe cinema should give back to those leading lights who give so much.”

More information can be found on Secret Cinema’s Facebook page.

Paul Farmer, Mind Chief Executive, said: “We are incredibly appreciative that Secret Cinema has decided to honour Robin Williams in this way. The funds raised from this event will help Mind to be there for the one in four people who have a mental health problem so they get the support they need and the respect they deserve.”

Robin Williams was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of inspiring teacher John Keating in Peter Weir’s 1989 film Dead Poet’s Society. Watch the trailer below.