To commemorate the tragic death of Robin Williams, Secret Cinema is staging a special one off charity screening of Dead Poets Society in partnership with Mind this Friday evening (15th August).
Secret Cinema is looking for partners to join them in hosting a screening that will happen simultaneously across the UK and beyond with a view to honouring the extraordinary spirit of Robin Williams and the urgent need to address an issue that concerns all, mental health.
The screening will be held at the Troxy on Commercial Road, East London and will start from 7.30pm. There will be live poetry, live music, performance, special guests and much more.
The cost of the show will be £25.00 per person and all profits will go to Mind (registered charity number 219830). Audience members must be 15 years and above. An In Memoriam short film remembering the work of Robin Williams will be screened, where audience members will be able to write their own condolences.
The special screening in memory of Robin Williams will be encouraged to go nationwide and across Europe simultaneously at 8pm UK / 9pm CET. To join to set up your own screenings outside London please contact Secret Cinema via [email protected].
Paul Farmer, Mind Chief Executive, said: "We are incredibly appreciative that Secret Cinema has decided to honour Robin Williams in this way. Funds raised from this event will help Mind to be there for the one in four people who experience a mental health problem every year, so they get the support and respect they deserve.
"Depression is a very real illness. It does not discriminate and can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnic group, profession or social status. We would urge anyone who is experiencing the pain and distress of suicidal feelings to seek help as soon as you can. It is ok to ask for help. Try and speak to someone, whether friend, family, their doctor or a charity such as Mind or Samaritans."
Fabien Riggall, Secret Cinema said: “We are looking to people everywhere to join us to stage a screening to honour the memory of the amazing light of Robin Williams whilst raising attention and support to Mind, a vital and brilliant charity that helps bring attention to the those experiencing mental health problems.’”