Awakenings also stars Robert de Niro in the 1990 film based on Oliver Sacks’ 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, and explores the subject of mental illness, with Williams portraying the doctor.
Some film reviewers have called this the finest dramatic performance by the versatile actor and comedian.
The screening is Tuesday, August 19th at 7 PM. Tickets can be purchased directly from Tribeca Cinemas, or from Eventbrite.
RIP Robin Williams. You made us laugh and think, and now you are making us cry.
Broadway lights were dimmed last night in his honor.