Flagstaff Premiere: Remembering Gene Wilder


Theatrikos Mon, May 20 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Flagstaff Premiere
Documentary Feature
Release Year:2023
Run Time:92 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ron Frank


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

This series continues on Monday, May 20 with the Flagstaff premiere of “Remembering Gene Wilder” at 7:00 p.m. at Theatrikos Theatre Company.

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

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.