Remembering Gene Wilder | Trailer released for documentary film

Remembering Gene Wilder
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Comedy actor and writer Gene Wilder is to be celebrated in documentary Remembering Gene Wilder, and here’s the trailer.

To several generations, Gene Wilder will forever be known as the definitive screen version of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka in 1971 film Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. To others, he might be best known for his frequent collaborations with comedian Richard Pryor in films like Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Another You.

Going on to forge a career as a writer and director, one of the most underrated comedies of the 1970s, and one that is well worth tracking down if you haven’t had the pleasure, is The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes’ Younger Brother. Wilder’s 1975 directorial debut saw the actor star alongside the powerhouse pairing of Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldmen, both of whom he worked with in Young Frankenstein, the classic comedy he co-wrote with director Mel Brooks.

Gene Wilder is the now subject of director Ron Frank’s documentary Remembering Gene Wilder. The description reads as follows:

This loving tribute to Gene Wilder celebrates his life & legacy as the comic genius behind an exceptonal 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 own audiobook memoir, & interviews with a roster of brilliant friends and collaborators – like Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, as well as Carol Kane.

Remembering Gene Wilder will be released in US cinemas on 15th March before being made available on demand, where hopefully a UK release will follow.

Watch the trailer below:

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