Special Event: Sunday Brunch 10 am + Film 11 am (Doors open 10 am)
Brunch tickets include a delicious, spread of homemade Jewish comfort food including egg frittata, local bagels with fixings and shmear, fruit, and dessert to enjoy in the theater listing to The KlezKatz before the film (GF options available). Film-only tickets are also available. All tickets include coffee and tea.
Guest: Music by The KlezKatz!
In Person: March 3
A heartfelt tribute to the beloved star of such movie classics as THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES, YOUNG FRANKENSTIEN, and WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Intimate insights from friends and colleagues—including Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, Carol Kane, Harry Connick Jr., and Peter Ostrum (who portrayed Charlie to Wilder’s Willy Wonka)—are augmented by never-before-seen home movies and photographs, as well as clips from many of Wilder’s films that attest to the man’s genius and humanity. Born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wilder grew up to be fearless and fanciful both onscreen and off, and approached the uncertainties and struggles of his own life with the same wondrous, can-do spirit that was the hallmark of the most memorable characters he portrayed on the big screen. Be prepared to laugh out loud with hilarious outtakes from the set of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and get a glimpse into Wilder’s personal life with touching home movies from his marriage to Gilda Radner. REMEMBERING GENE WILDER is a joy from start to finish.
Director Bio: View on IMDB
Ron Frank is an award-winning filmmaker. He produced and edited “MLK: The Assassination Tapes” for Smithsonian Channel for which he received a Peabody Award; “The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann” for History Channel, narrated by Gregory Peck; and “The Lost JFK Tapes” for the National Geographic Channel for which he received an Emmy nomination. He also directed the documentary WHEN COMEDY WENT TO SCHOOL (SJFF 2013), chronicling the birthplace of standup comedy in the Catskills. Frank teaches documentary filmmaking at UCLA.
Outreach Partner: Make Believe Seattle Film Festival