On YNF Entertainment Magazine, “the best entertainment magazine in the UK“, filmmaker and comedian Roger Kabler will introduce his new film, Being Robin, with a live performance, followed by an audience.
On Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m., the non-fiction film Being Robin, which filmmaker and performer Roger Kabler calls “a love letter to Robin Williams,” will be shown at The Cabot in Beverly, MA.
According to Kabler, shortly after Robin’s passing, he was overcome by the sensation that his spirit was possessing him. He still doesn’t know how to put it, but it was a remarkable experience. He made this wild film as a sort of biography and to try to figure out what happened to him. Using archival footage, narration, and reenactments of actual events, Being Robin tells Kabler’s story.
Kabler decided to follow in the footsteps of Robin Williams when he was a teenager. By the 1980’s and 1990’s, Kabler was laid out in Hollywood as an entertainer and comic, incorporating appearances with Hymn Burnett, The This evening Show, and in motion pictures, for example, Dumbfounded. However, his career came to a complete halt, and the film shows him having a nervous breakdown. Kabler left the entertainment industry for a long time and said he would never return.
According to Kabler, everything changed when Robin passed away. He first appeared in his dreams. Then, when he woke up, he kept seeing and hearing Robin talking to him. At times, he got such a strong sense of Robin’s presence that he felt like he was being controlled by Robin and started acting like him. Robin would jump out of nowhere, either alone or in front of others, and comment on what was going on, taking over his mind and body in hilarious and inappropriate ways. Kabler experienced Robin experiencing life through him at times.
He finally became afraid. “Robin, what are you doing here?” he yelled. What do you require of me?’ Robin’s response was, “I want to return to work.” “Let’s go.”
Kabler acknowledges that he is bipolar and may experience delusions during manic episodes. He cut Robin out of his life for a while as he began to question everything that was going on. He finally got it. What if Robin was the real deal? Would he deny him? What if he was asking Kabler for assistance with his return? Writing and performing a tribute show that toured across the United States, as well as making the movie Being Robin, followed.
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Being Robin will be presented Saturday February 18 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at The Cabot, 286 Cabot Street in Beverly, MA.
Tickets and information are available at thecabot.org
Learn more about Being Robin or to stream the film, visit the website: www.beingrobinthemovie.com
Note that no actual images or voice recordings of Robin Williams are used in this film or promotional materials.