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USA, 2023/Documentary, 92 minutes/English/Written by Glenn Kirschbaum/ Directed by Ron Frank
A heartfelt tribute to the beloved star of such movie classics as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Intimate insights of friends and colleagues, including Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, Carol Kane, Harry Connick Jr., and Peter Ostrum (who portrayed Charlie to Gene’s Willie Wonka) are augmented by never-before-seen home movies and photographs as well as clips from many of Wilder’s films that attest to the man’s genius and his humanity. Born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Gene Wilder grew up to be fearless and fanciful both onscreen and off, and approached the uncertainties and struggles of his own life with the same wondrous, can-do spirit that was the hallmark of the most memorable characters he portrayed onscreen. Remembering Gene Wilder is a joy from start to finish. Don’t miss it.
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