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Flagstaff Premiere:
Robert Shields:
My Life as a Robot

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to partner with Theatrikos Theatre Company to bring movies to Downtown Flagstaff!

This series continues on Wednesday, May 22 with the Flagstaff premiere of “Robert Shields: My Life as a Robot” at 7:00 p.m. at Theatrikos Theatre Company.

Robert Shields — who has lived in the Verde Valley for many years — will be in attendance at the premiere and will host a Q&A discussion following the film.

“Robert Shields: My Life as a Robot” was the top award-winning film at the recent Sedona International Film Festival, garnering both the Audience Choice Best of Fest Award and the Marion Herrman Award for Excellence in Filmmaking.

“No words” can describe him — literally. Robert Shields is one of the most unique performers of the 20th century. He has earned proclamations and awards; has performed for two Presidents and a Queen; gained the admiration of many of Hollywood’s greats — and he has done it all without saying a word!

Marcel Marceau called him “the greatest mime in America”. Robert wanted to break the mold of being a mime, bring it more mainstream, make it more accessible — take it to the streets where people from all walks of life could enjoy it. Union Square in San Francisco was the canvas for his unique style of performance: a mixture of mime, mimic, robot and (do NOT try this one at home) street skier. Hundreds of fans came every afternoon to watch him perform and, hopefully, become part of his show. Even today he continues to inspire countless artists.

There are renowned dancers doing mechanical men and Popping and Locking who credit Robert as their inspiration. He and Lorene Yarnell’s mechanical couple, “The Clinkers,” delighted and astonished fans around the world with their eerily blank staring, non-blinking eyes and movements that would make you swear they weren’t human. Join us for the zany romp that is Robert Shields’ story — and you may just learn that there’s a lot more to a mime than keeping his silence.

“Robert Shields: My Life as a Robot” will show at Theatrikos Theatre Company on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission and $9 for Film Festival members and $10 for students.

For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Tickets can also be ordered in advance online at the BUY TICKETS link above.

 

Theatrikos Theatre Company is located at 11 W. Cherry Ave. in Downtown Flagstaff.

This partnership and collaboration is made possible by a generous grant from Creative Flagstaff.

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Venue

Theatrikos Theatre Company
11 W. Cherry Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 United States
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Phone
(928) 774-1662