First Look: The Robin Williams Documentary “Robin’s Wish”

Robin’s Wish tells the powerful true story of actor/comedian Robin Williams’ final days. For the first time, Robin’s fight against a deadly neurodegenerative disorder, known as Lewy Body Dementia, is shown in stunning detail. Through a gripping journalistic lens, this incredible story sheds an entirely new light on the tragedy, beauty and power behind the mind of one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Robin’s Wish debuts On Demand and Digital on September 1, 2020.

Among those interviewed in the film are Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy, The Crazy Ones creator David E. Kelley, and Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider Williams.

“Armed with the name of a brain disease I’d never heard of, I set out on a mission to understand it, and that led me down my unchosen path of advocacy,” Schneider Williams told Entertainment Weekly in a statement. “With invaluable help from leading medical experts, I saw that what Robin and I had gone through, finally made sense — our experience matched up with the science.”

“And what I discovered along the way was bigger than me and bigger than Robin,” she continued. “The full story was revealed during the making of this film, and it holds the truth that Robin and I had been searching for.”

Explaining the movie’s title and Williams’ main “wish,” Schneider Williams said the Oscar winner “wanted to help all of us be less afraid.”

“We had been discussing what we wanted our legacies to be in life; when it was our time to go, how we wanted to have made people feel,” she recalled. “Without missing a beat, Robin said, ‘I want to help people be less afraid.'”

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