Cottonwood Premiere:
Remembering Gene Wilder

Sedona Film Festival partners with Old Town Center for the Arts for
“Monday Movies on Main” with ‘Remembering Gene Wilder’ on Monday, April 15

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present “Monday Movies on Main” on Monday, April 15 with the Cottonwood premiere of “Remembering Gene Wilder” at 7 p.m. at Old Town Center for the Arts.

This loving tribute to Gene Wilder celebrates his life and legacy as the comic genius behind an extraordinary string of film roles, from his first collaboration with Mel Brooks in “The Producers”, to the enigmatic title role in the original “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, to his inspired on-screen partnership with Richard Pryor in movies like “Silver Streak”.

It is illustrated by a bevy of touching and hilarious clips and outtakes, never-before-seen home movies, narration from Wilder’s audiobook memoir, and interviews with a roster of brilliant friends and collaborators like Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, and Carol Kane.

“Remembering Gene Wilder” shines a light on an essential performer, writer, director, and all-around mensch.

 

“I love this film. It’s a warm and wonderful tribute to my dear friend, Gene.” — Mel Brooks

“An upbeat tribute to a singular movie star, and a worthy reminder of how much he’s missed.” — Los Angeles Times

“An affectionate look at the life and work of the comic actor… Pictures from Wilder’s youth and home video round out a portrait of a man whom everyone describes as gentle, innocent, kind, more or less saintly — and, of course, absolutely hilarious.” — The New York Times

“Who doesn’t love Gene Wilder? Alongside the talking heads that show up, including Alan Alda, [Mel] Brooks, and Carol Kane, Wilder himself helps to narrate… By the end, when the friends are giving final tributes, you’ll feel like you’ve known him as long as they have.” — Awards Radar

“Remembering Gene Wilder” will show at Old Town Center for the Arts on Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission and $9 for Film Festival members and $10 for students. Movie concessions will be available, including beer, wine, soft drinks, water, popcorn and a selection of movie candy.

For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Tickets can also be ordered in advance online by CLICKING HERE.

Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 633 N. 5th Street (just off Main) in Cottonwood.