Cine Asia Presents Be Robin Featuring Margaret Cho

Event Details

Cine Asia Presents Be Robin Featuring Margaret Cho

Time: April 24, 2016 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Crest Theater
Street: 1013 K street
City/Town: Sacramento
Website or Map:
Phone: 916.524.5138
Event Type: film, premiere
Organized By: California Film Foundation
Latest Activity: Apr 23, 2016

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Since 2002, the Sacramento International Asian Film Festival (Cine Asia) has run amazing films from Asian directors, actors and topics for over ten years: Films like Slum Dog Millionaire and guests like Academy Award winner Chris Tashima and ER's Lily Mariye have been been featured.


THIS YEAR:  enjoy three amazing films that will make you think about our world and our place in it. The Headliner, a film by Kurt Weitzmann, is a documentary about Margaret Cho and her heartfelt homeless outreach campaign inspired by the philanthropy of Robin Williams.

After the death of her friend Robin, Margaret took to the streets of her hometown, San Francisco with the mantra "Don't grieve Robin, BE Robin." What started as Margaret busking on the corner with a bag of socks and a guitar case, rapidly turned into hundreds of musicians, comedians, and homeless advocates spreading food, clothes, money, and awareness in an amazing humanitarian street theater experience. This special film chronicles that incredible journey.

Plays with 2 amazing shorts:

Croassroad                     Nathan Dang

Finding Cleveland           Baldwin Chiu

Call 1-800-838-3006 or...


w/ NORCAL ALL-STARS I (starts at 5pm)


Comment Wall

Comment by Yawna Lee on April 12, 2016 at 11:40pm
What do you know about Robin Williams?
As I share "Be Robin" with Various groups
I'm learning so much more about him daily!
Comment by Yawna Lee on April 15, 2016 at 12:55pm
"In 1986, Williams teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal to found Comic Relief USA, an annual HBO television benefit devoted to the homeless, which has raised US$80 million, as of 2014.[111] Bob Zmuda, creator of Comic Relief, explains that Williams felt blessed because he came from a wealthy home, but wanted to do something to help those less fortunate.[112] Williams made benefit appearances to support literacy and women's rights, along with appearing at benefits for veterans. He was a regular on the USO circuit, where he traveled to 13 countries and performed to approximately 100,000 troops.[113] After his death, the USO thanked him "for all he did for the men and women of our armed forces."[114]

Williams and his second wife Marsha founded the Windfall Foundation, a philanthropic organization to raise money for many charities. In December 1999, he sang in French on the BBC-inspired music video of international celebrities doing a cover of The Rolling Stones' "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" for the charity Children's Promise.[115]

In response to the 2010 Canterbury earthquake, he donated all proceeds of his "Weapons of Self Destruction" Christchurch performance to help rebuild the New Zealand city. Half the proceeds were donated to the Red Cross and half to the mayoral building fund.[116] Williams performed with the USO for U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.[117]

For several years, Williams supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.[118]"


RSVP for Cine Asia Presents Be Robin Featuring Margaret Cho to add comments!

Join California Film Foundation

Attending (14)

Might attend (2)


  • Add Photos
  • View All

Special CFF Programs

CFF Thanks Our Partners

© 2019   Created by California Film Foundation.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service