DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH
2007, 95 min, USA, Dir: Erik Nelson

Harlan Ellison's recent passing has left a huge, never-to-be-filled vacancy among his fans, disciples and anyone who cares about writing and freedom of expression. Like his peers Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, Ellison’s output was originally shunted into the literary ghetto of sci-fi, but Ellison and his work came to define its own genre, which will remain as unique as its creator. Twenty-five years in the making, the recently remastered DREAMS WITH SHARP TEETH is a literary documentary that captures Harlan Ellison, his magnetic personality and his indelible work, along with appearances from Robin Williams and author Neil Gaiman. Directed by the producer of GRIZZLY MAN and A GRAY STATE, Erik Nelson, it features an original score composed and performed by Richard Thompson.


ALADDIN
1992, Walt Disney Pictures, 90 min, USA, Dir: Ron Clements, John Musker

The Disney renaissance sparked by THE LITTLE MERMAID continued with this dazzling fantasy based on the Arabian Nights folktale. When street urchin Aladdin comes into possession of a magic lamp, he uses its power to woo a princess but runs afoul of the evil Grand Vizier. As the lamp’s wisecracking Genie, Robin Williams is at his stream-of-consciousness best (legendary animator Chuck Jones called this film "the funniest feature ever made” for good reason). Composer Alan Menken’s original score and song (“A Whole New World”) both earned Oscars.


BOULEVARD
2014, Starz Digital Media, 88 min, USA, Dir: Dito Montiel

Robin Williams’ final film offers a haunting look at a man leading a double life. Nolan Mack (Williams) shuffles between his job at a Nashville bank, the house he shares with wife Joy (Kathy Baker) and his father’s nursing home the same way he has for years, until he spots Leo (Roberto Aguire) on the boulevard. Nolan picks the young hustler up not for sex but for conversation, but as their meetings continue his comfortable façade grows increasingly difficult to maintain. With Bob Odenkirk. “[A] tender but unsentimental take on a story that benefits from finesse.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.


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