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The Legend of Robin Williams


To the generation of children who grew up in the 80s and 90s comedian and actor Robin Williams was a lifeline, a teacher and a hero.

News of Robin’s death hit the world like a shockwave in 2014. Tributes and an outpour of love from all over the world flooded the media.

With a career spanning five decades, Robin was a legend, known for his extraordinary and manic energy, soul, creativity, courage and intellect.

Riverside is celebrating some of the work of Robin Williams these school holidays. Come and experience the magic of Robin back on the big screen, with four of his family classics. This is your chance to introduce a new generation to this amazing icon and relive the nostalgia of your childhood. Check out the program below:

Mrs Doubtfire
12 and 14 April

After out-of-work actor Daniel Hilliard (Robin Williams) loses custody of his three children to his ex-wife Miranda (Sally Field), he dresses up to become the matronly Mrs Doubtfire, the family’s new nanny, in order to see his children every day.

Jumanji
12 and 14 April

Alan Parish becomes trapped in a board game while playing with his best friend Sarah Whittle in 1969. Twenty-six years later, siblings Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter Shepherd (Bradley Pierce) find the game and when they begin playing they unwittingly release the now-adult Alan (Robin Williams). After tracking down Sarah (Bonnie Hunt), the quartet resolves to finish the game in order to reverse all of the destruction it has caused.

Aladdin
13 and 15 April

In the heart of an enchanted city, a commoner named Aladdin and his mischievous monkey, Abu, battle to save the free-spirited Princess Jasmine. Aladdin’s whole life changes with one rub of a magic lamp as a fun-loving, shape-shifting Genie (voiced by Robin Williams) appears and grants him three wishes, setting him on an incredible journey of discovery.

Hook
13 and 15 April

When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves.

Join us in celebrating and paying tribute to the great Robin Williams and the incredible gift he gave the world.


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