Secret Cinema and Mind to screen Dead Poets Society in honour of Robin Williams

By Rachel Bishop on August 13, 2014 1:54 PM |

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Following the suspected suicide of comedian Robin Williams, Secret Cinema and charity Mind are hosting a special screening of Dead Poets Society to raise awareness of mental health issues.

All proceeds from the screening on Friday in Limehouse will go towards mental health charity Mind. Williams suffered from severe depression which may have contributed to the Oscar winner's death.

Paul Farmer, Mind chief executive, said: "We are incredibly appreciative that Secret Cinema has decided to honour Robin Williams in this way. The funds raised from this event will help Mind to be there for the one in four people who have a mental health problem so they get the support they need and the respect they deserve."

Secret Cinema is also looking for partners to join them in hosting a screening that will happen simultaneously across the UK and beyond.

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Fabien Riggall, founder and director of Secret Cinema said: "All profits from our screening will go to Mind, a vital and brilliant charity supporting those suffering from mental health problems, and we encourage others to donate what they can as well. I see culture as therapy and a tonic. Robin Williams inspired so much in so many of us, I believe cinema should give back to those leading lights who give so much."

Also at the event there will be live poetry, live music, special guests and the chance to offer condolences following a short film remembering the actor's life, An In Memoriam.

To set up your own screenings outside London email seizetheday@secretcinema.org.

£25, August 15, 7.30pm, Troxy, Commercial Road, robinwilliams.secretcinema.org.