Victoria and Abdul (PG)
Monday 29th January 2018
Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Our January main film will be Victoria and Abdul...
The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, 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.
'Packaged tightly with endearing charm and soul-gratifying beauty, this British drama eschews all aristocratic stuffiness, favoring humor and earned poignancy.' Courtney Howard, Fresh Fiction
'A film of solid craftsmanship led by another royally magnificent performance by Judi Dench.' Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 29 January 2018
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Country: UK, USA
Director: Stephen Frears
Cast: Judi Dench, Ali Fazal, Tim Pigott-Smith, Eddie Izzard
Length: 1hr 51m