Robin Holabird has reviewed movies for KUNR for over 30 years. During this time, she has been a vital contributor to the Nevada film community. In light of the recent passing of Kirk Douglas, a world-renowned actor, Holabird reflected on a memory she shared with Douglas:
“I felt lucky when Kirk Douglas came to Reno for his 1999 feature Diamonds, where he played a former boxer who left a treasure here in town. Of course, he was the treasure — and also a real-life fighter determined to work again after a debilitating stroke. By coincidence, my friends and I were eating at Bistro Roxy when Kirk and his wife came in and sat at a table. Surprised, I went over [and] said I hoped his first day in Reno went well. He broke into a big grin, patted the seat next to him, and had me join them because he wanted to talk about how wonderful it felt to be making a film again.”
Robin Holabird reviews the latest films for KUNR's Movie Minutes program. Listen to her commentary on Fridays during Fresh Air, or follow along online.