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Free Screening of Good Will Hunting in Fort Point

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

willThe Fort Point Stage will host a free outdoor screening of Good Will Hunting in honor of the late Robin Williams.

"The volunteer-based performing arts organization will be showing the 1997 classic in the park at Channel Center at 8 p.m. on Aug. 22. The event is a part of the Fort Point’s impromptu outdoor movie night series.

'The screening is an opportunity for neighbors and visitors to come together, to reflect on the work of Robin Williams that so many of us found inspiring,' Steve Hollinger, creative director at Fort Point stage, said in an e-mail. 'The fact that ‘Good Will Hunting’ was filmed here in South Boston has meaning as well.'"

For more information on this viewing, and other Fort Point Stage events, please click here

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Revisit Your Favorite 'Good Will Hunting' Spots

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Aug 13, 2014

boston commonRobin William's passing devastated all of us. "Known for his preternatural performance agility, lightning-fast impressions and malleable voice, Robin Williams was a versatile actor beloved by several generations."

Boston was fortunate enough to experience Robin in one of his finest roles in 'Good Will Hunting'. And if you want to take a trip down memory lane, you don't have to go far to relive some of your favorite and most iconic scenes in the movie. 

The Boston Common, Boston
The infamous bench in 'Good Will Hunting' has been turned into a memorial by Bostonians. "It was on that bench that Williams sat with Damon and described to him what love and loss truly mean, and that it can’t be comprehended by reading books, or examining human nature from an outsider’s perspective.

Harvard Square, Cambridge
Harvard Square is the site of Au Bon Pain, 27 Brattle Street, where Will Hunting tries to explain his gift to Skylar, and also the now closed Tasty Café, where the two share a very messy pickle."

The L Street Tavern, South Boston
Although Robin Williams never actually shot a scene in the bar, the L Street Tavern in South Boston still became a landmark for its role in Good Will Hunting. "At the L Street Tavern, there's no shortage of Robin Williams memorabilia. He was already a big star when he was in town shooting the movie, but never acted like a big shot."

Robin Williams was loved by many and will never be forgotten. The memorial placed in the Boston Common has received much admiration through social media and can be visited by fans at any time. 

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Staying in??? How about a Boston Movie Night....

Posted by P.T. Vineburgh on Sat, Dec 15, 2012

365 things to do in boston, boston movie night, good will hunting, the departed, the twon, mystic river, gone baby goneAs the Winter doldrums begin to set in, and the air becomes frigid (yes, I'm being a poetic realtor right now), there are many a night where our City's good citizens would rather just enjoy a night on the couch. So, why not do so and still enjoy all that Boston has to offer....on film.......

These are not reviews (though all are welcome to comment), just some great Boston based films.....

 

Good Will Hunting- This movie just celebrated its 15th Anniversary (which makes me feel a tad old, as that was my senior year of high school) and launched Ben Affleck and Matt Damon into Hollywood prominence. 

The Departed- This film is loosely depicted on Boston's most notorious gangster: Whitey Bulger

The Town- A great look at the blue collar culture of old school Charlestown.....

Mystic River- An awesome Dennis Lehane adapted book that focuses on South Boston....

Gone Baby Gone- See above, less the Southie......

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