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ArtsQuest hosting Robin Williams film series

Published On: Aug 13 2014 09:38:59 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 13 2014 10:13:37 AM EDT
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You'll have a chance to see five of Robin Williams' classic movies, and help with suicide prevention at the same time.

ArtsQuest will help visitors remember the comedic genius of the late Robin Williams with a film series kicking off this weekend.

A portion of the proceeds of each film screening will go to support the Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).


The schedule for the films:

Aug. 16 12:30 p.m. "Dead Poets Society"  (Academy Award-winning film)
Aug. 17 7 p.m. "Good Will Hunting" (Williams won Oscar for Best Actor)
Aug. 23 12:30 p.m. "Hook"
Aug. 24 7 p.m. "Good Morning Vietnam"
Aug. 30 12:30 p.m. "Jumanji"

“The loss of Robin Williams – especially in this way – is devastating. It proves that depression does not discriminate, and that money and success do not guarantee happiness,” says ArtsQuest Cinema & Comedy Programming Manager Ryan Hill.

“We need to be able to discuss depression freely and openly. Everyone at ArtsQuest hopes that by playing Robin’s films we raise a good amount of money to help AFSP in their quest to further this crucial conversation,” Hill added.

Tickets for each screening are $10 (regular), $8 (seniors 60 yrs and up) and $7.50 for ArtsQuest members.

The movies will be shown at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way in Bethlehem.

For more information, visit the ArtsQuest website.

For suicide prevention, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.