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Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
Arrival Time: 6:00-6:30p.m.
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. NO Admittance at film start time.
Location: AMC EMPIRE, 42nd Street & 8th Avenue.
Lobby Check In: With Phyllis Bishop at the Film Street Level Screening Desk.
Physical Address: 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Subway: A,C to Port Authority or 1,2,3 to Times Square
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Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Adeel Akhtar, Tim Pigott-Smith, Olivia Williams, Fenella Woolgar, Paul Higgins, Robin Soans, Julian Wadham, Simon Callow, and Michael Gambon
Synopsis: The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.
Director: Stephen Frears (“The Queen,” “Philomena,” “Mrs. Henderson Presents”)
Writer: Lee Hall (“Billy Elliot”),
Based on: Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History.
Runtime: 1 Hr. 52 mins.
MPAA Rated: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Release: September 22nd, 2017
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Anti-Film Piracy Policy: Please TURN OFF all phones and electronics, prior to the movie start. The Distributor provides security guards for anti-film piracy. Absolutely no recording devices will be allowed into the theatre. All bags, maybe subject to physical and flashlight search. Security may use night vision during the screening. All electronics must be turned off prior to screening start time.
Event Produced By: Phyllis M.G. Bishop