Robin Williams remembered: Dead Poets Society screens at Victoria Warehouse for mental health charity

Robin Williams’ career is being celebrated tonight in Manchester in a special screening of one of the tragic comedian and actor’s most iconic movies – Dead Poets Society.

Secret Cinema has partnered with mental health charity Mind to screen the movie at Victoria Warehouse, with all proceeds going towards the charity.

The Oscar-winning actor was found dead at his home in California on Monday in a suspected suicide and it later emerged he had been battling severe depression.

A Victoria Warehouse spokesman said: “We are very happy to be working with Secret Cinema to support Mind. It’s such an important charity and we hope this nationwide screening will help raise awareness and funds for the good work it does.

“In addition, we are huge fans of Robin Williams and of Dead Poets Society and so we’re delighted to be showing the film tonight.”

Dead Poet’s Society, the BAFTA and Academy Award winning film directed by Peter Weir, tells the story of English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) who inspires his students to follow their dreams through his teaching of poetry.

The role is widely recognised as one of Williams’ best and the classic ‘Carpe Diem’ speech in the 1989 film remains an unforgettable moment in his acting history.

Victoria Warehouse had a new mezzanine floor installed earlier this year and a time-lapse video has been released to show the new event space coming to life.

The event, which is set to take place on Friday August 15 at 7.30pm, is free, but attendees will be asked for a discretionary donation at the door.

For tickets visit: www.facebook.com/victoriawarehouse

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