HBO has announced a forthcoming Robin Williams documentary aptly titled, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, which is a funny, intimate and heartbreaking portrait of one of the world’s most beloved and inventive comedians, who passed away in 2014 after suffering from the disease Lewy Body Dementia.
Directed by Emmy winner Marina Zenovich, the two-hour documentary is told through Williams’ own words, and explores his life and career, revealing what drove him to give voice to the characters in his mind, to previously unheard and unseen glimpses into his creative process through interviews, as well as home movies and onstage footage.
Additionally, the films delves to what made Williams so unique, ranging from his younger days in the San Francisco Bay area, to his time in New York at The Juilliard School, to his rise to fame on TV’s Mork & Mindy, and his impact on American culture. The intimate documentary also features in-depth interviews with some of Williams’ closest friends, including Billy Crystal, Eric Idle, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Pam Dawber, and his son, Zak Williams.
Overall taking us through his extraordinary life and career, celebrating what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind premieres at 8 p.m. EST, July 16 on HBO.
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