2015-07-15 / Front Page

Williams' Final Film


A still from the movie, Boulevard, starring Robin Williams, now playing in theaters. 
Photos Starz Digital A still from the movie, Boulevard, starring Robin Williams, now playing in theaters. Photos Starz Digital The Museum of Moving Image (MMI) presented an early screening of Boulevard, featuring Robin Williams in his final on- screen performance.

The role is currently being buzzed as one of his finer performances, mostly because of the character’s divergence from Williams’ broadly comedic roles we knew best.

Premiering one day ahead of its theatrical release of July 10, the MMI screening was followed by a discussion with director, Dito Montiel, an Astoria native. Montiel is well known for movies such as A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, and The Son of No One featuring the Queens Gazette.

Boulevard was recognized at the Tribeca Film Festival last summer, however following Robin Williams’ unexpected death, the film delayed its release, according to MMI.


Boulevard Director Dito Montiel is a native Astorian. Boulevard Director Dito Montiel is a native Astorian. The movie follows Nolan Mack, a middle- aged married man in the midst of discovering he is gay upon a chance encounter with a young male hustler by the name of Leo, played by Roberto Aguire. This lands Williams’ character at a crossroads, reluctant to hurt his wife, Joy, portrayed by Kathy Baker.

Williams was able to change his characteristically energetic personality for the role, and interestingly depicted a man with a new chance at living a more authentic life. The film highlights Williams’ enormous talent and depth.

Boulevard is now in theaters.— AnaĆ© Petito

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