A Tribute to Robin Williams
Fri 5th Sept 2014
PATCH ADAMS is fact-based story of an unconventional physician who attempted to heal patients with laughter. Based on his own book and mixing equal doses of scatological humour and pathos Robin Williams stars as Hunter Adams, a troubled young man who commits himself to a mental institution in the late 1960s.
His experiences there convince Adams to become a doctor, and he enrols in medical school, where he is appalled at the cold, clinical professionalism that alienates patients from their caregivers. Determined to provide emotional and spiritual relief as well as medicine, Adams clowns around for his patients, getting to know them personally.
Although his efforts seem to work wonders and the hospital nursing staff is grateful for the levity Adams provides, his methods alienate his uptight roommate Mitch (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as well as the staff and faculty of his school.
Adams perseveres, however, even starting his own low-cost rural clinic called the Gesundheit Institute, and wooing a pretty fellow student, Carin (Monica Potter). Tragedy strikes, and Adams’ career is put in jeopardy, forcing him to defend his style and philosophy before a board of jurists determined to bar him from practicing medicine.
PATCH ADAMS (1998) was produced by former M*A*S*H (1972-83) star Mike Farrell, who met the real-life Adams when the offbeat doctor served as an advisor to the actor’s popular TV series.
Welcome to the
INSPIRATIONAL FILM CIRCLE
The Inspirational Film Circle is held in the intimate and tranquil setting of Thorpe Village Hall – away from the hustle, bustle and noise of multi-screen cinemas.
Each month, Naked Dragon offers a different Inspirational Film for your enjoyment. Our choice of award winning films is based upon each film’s inspirational message and its ability to Connect with Our Hearts – as well as our minds.
Part film society, part book club style, the Inspirational Film Circle gives you the opportunity to truly enjoy and explore each film and to connect with other like-minded film goers.
The evening will begin with an Introduction of Our Featured Film before we sit back and relax in our informal seating. Following the screening, we will have a fun and lively discussion as we explore the key themes of the film and how these have inspired us.
Our Inspirational Film Evenings wouldn’t be complete without Popcorn and Refreshments, both of which are Included in the ticket price of £10.00.
(Tickets on the door will be priced at £11.00)
There is also the option to purchase a Supper & Film Ticket for £15.00 which includes a Bowl of Fresh Home-Made Soup, Bread and Cheese!
No Booking Fees
(Please Book your Supper Ticket by Thurs 4th Sept)
THORPE VILLAGE HALL
Please use the car park at the venue, or at The Red Lion Pub (a short walk from the village hall)