VICTORIA AND ABDUL
Oct 27 - Nov 2, 5:30 & 8:00
Director Stephen Frears (Florence Foster Jenkins, The Queen) returns to the monarchy in this delightful and winning account of the improbable and extraordinary friendship that developed between widowed Queen Victoria (Judi Dench, reuniting with her PHILOMENA director) and a young Indian clerk, Abdul (Ali Fazal). Abdul is sent to England to deliver a Golden Jubilee gift to the Empress of India and finds himself in her favor; these two forge an unlikely loyalty to each other that all in her inner circle attempt to destroy, while the elderly Queen begins to see a changing world thru new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity. The screenplay is based on Victoria’s notebooks and Abdul’s recently discovered journals.