Remembering Gene Wilder
Dir. Ron Frank | 92 min
Documentary United States 2023
Gene Wilder (1933 – 2016) was a comic genius. From Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks’ The Producers to his star role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, to his partnership with Richard Pryor in movies like Silver Streak, to the comedy classics of Blazing Saddles, The Frisco Kid and Young Frankenstein, he brought a unique voice to comedy that appealed to multiple generations. This entertaining and touching biographical documentary is a treat, with film clips spanning Wilder’s career. Get ready to watch the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory remake and binge-watch Wilder’s filmography after seeing this terrific tribute.
JxJ Film Club
JxJ’s first-ever in-person film club kicks off this December with our December 14 screening of Remembering Gene Wilder. Anyone can attend the screening, but only film club members can join a moderated conversation with fellow club members following the showing. Film Club members receive access to 6 films throughout the year, each followed by a conversation, when they purchase a JxJ Film Club Membership. Visit our Passes and Memberships page here for more information and to become a member. We look forward to seeing you at the movies!
December 14 Post-Show Conversation:
Join us for a post-show conversation moderated by Dan Glickman, JxJ Council Member and Former President of the Motion Picture Association. He is a well-recognized leader in the fields of agriculture, nutrition, hunger, bipartisan politics and public policy following a long career in the federal government, advocacy, the private sector and non-profit arenas.
December 3rd screening presented in partnership with Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.
Sunday, December 32:30 PM Cinema Arts Theatre Virginia Screening
Thursday, December 147:30 PM Cafritz Hall Film Club Screening
The December 14 screening is presented as the first-ever in-person JxJ Film Club event! Only JxJ Film Club Members have access to the conversation after the screening. To become a JxJ Film Club Member, visit our Passes and Memberships page here.