The World According to Garp
Director: George Roy Hill Run Time: 136 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1982
Starring: John Lithgow, Swoosie Kurtz, Glenn Close, Jessica Tandy, Mary Beth Hurt, Robin Williams
Nitehawk’s BOOZE & BOOKS celebrates COMEDIANS IN FILM with a 35mm screening of Robin Williams in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP.
Books: Book giveaways courtesy of THE STRAND
Booze: Flying Dog’s Head Harbor special
Based on the John Irving novel from 1978, The World According to Garp stars Robin Williams in one of his best dramatic roles as TS Garp. Chronicling his life with his mother Jenny Fields, both son and mother are writers, the film reveals him to be a wistful writer wrestling with our screwloose modern age. As a grown up Garp has some success writing fiction, but not nearly so much as his mother has with feminist-themed nonfiction. Rich and famous, she starts a center for troubled women, and while Garp marries and has children, he remains a constant, if somewhat critical, observer of the strange community that forms around Jenny.